Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD] is 31.87% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [NYSE: CHD] traded at a high on 10/09/20, posting a 1.78 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $92.76. The company report on September 29, 2020 that Church & Dwight to Report Third Quarter 2020 Results.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) will host a conference call to discuss third quarter 2020 earnings results on October 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

To participate, dial 877-322-9846 within the U.S. and Canada, or 631-291-4539 internationally, using access code 9285485. A replay will be available at 855-859-2056 using the same access code. You also can participate via webcast by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 1074045 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Church & Dwight Co. Inc. stands at 1.85% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.88%.

The market cap for CHD stock reached $22.54 billion, with 247.31 million shares outstanding and 246.68 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.45M shares, CHD reached a trading volume of 1074045 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CHD shares is $94.73 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CHD stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Susquehanna have made an estimate for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 24, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Argus raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on July 15, 2020, representing the official price target for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $74 to $85, while Credit Suisse kept a Outperform rating on CHD stock. On December 10, 2019, analysts decreased their price target for CHD shares from 74 to 65.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is set at 1.96, with the Price to Sales ratio for CHD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.91. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.62, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.86. Price to Free Cash Flow for CHD in the course of the last twelve months was 28.15 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.

How has CHD stock performed recently?

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.74. With this latest performance, CHD shares dropped by -0.14% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 36.21% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 22.65% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CHD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 51.58, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.24, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.51 for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 93.81, while it was recorded at 91.08 for the last single week of trading, and 78.58 for the last 200 days.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.52 and a Gross Margin at +43.45. Church & Dwight Co. Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.13.

Return on Total Capital for CHD is now 18.00, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 14.35. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 24.05, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.68. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 83.35. Additionally, CHD Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 45.46, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 33.40. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 73.25, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 39.95.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD] managed to generate an average of $128,313 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 12.42 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.68.Church & Dwight Co. Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Earnings analysis for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Church & Dwight Co. Inc. posted 0.66/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.61/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 8.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CHD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. go to 9.48%.

Insider trade positions for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [CHD]

There are presently around $18,913 million, or 85.70% of CHD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CHD stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 29,421,623, which is approximately -3.198% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 20,422,714 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.89 billion in CHD stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $1.43 billion in CHD stock with ownership of nearly -1.888% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Church & Dwight Co. Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 372 institutional holders increased their position in Church & Dwight Co. Inc. [NYSE:CHD] by around 12,016,210 shares. Additionally, 393 investors decreased positions by around 10,866,838 shares, while 131 investors held positions by with 181,013,259 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 203,896,307 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CHD stock had 91 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,417,939 shares, while 65 institutional investors sold positions of 1,321,871 shares during the same period.

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