Church & Dwight Company (NYSE:CHD).
Bowen Hanes & Co Inc says it raised its ownership in Church & Dwight Company stock by 3.3% as of the end of the last quarter. Its stake was valued at $35,972,000 a decrease of 3.5% as of quarter end.
Here are some institutional investors who have increased or decreased their stake in (CHD). As of the end of the quarter Raymond James & Associates had disposed of 22,645 shares trimming its position 10.1%. The value of the investment in (CHD) went from $11,684,000 to $9,813,000 a change of $1,871,000 since the last quarter. As of quarter end Tredje Ap-fonden had bought a total of 29,830 shares growing its holdings by 1,108.9%. The value of the investment in Church & Dwight Company increased from $140,000 to $1,576,000 a change of 1,025.7% quarter over quarter.
As of quarter end Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS had bought a total of 1,774 shares growing its stake by 9.6%. The value in dollars went from $961,000 to $983,000 increasing 2.3% for the reporting period.
November 8 investment analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings reiterated a “Hold” rating on the company. Equity analyst Barclays PLC lowered the price target on November 7 changing the forecast from $49.00 to $43.00 and stated a “Underweight” rating.
On November 6 BMO Capital Markets made no change to the stock rating of “Hold” projecting a price of $45.00. Jefferies Group LLC lowered the price target on November 3 changing the price objective from $63.00 to $58.00 with a “Buy” recommendation.
Morgan Stanley lowered the price target of the stock on November 3 cutting the projection from $49.00 to $46.00 and issued a “Underweight” rating. On October 16, 2017 KeyCorp kept a “Hold” rating on the company.
The company is now down by 1.33% since yesterday’s close of 45.74. Church & Dwight Company’s P/E ratio is 25.96 and the market cap is 11.28B. In the last earnings report the EPS was $1.74 with 249.93M shares now outstanding.
Investors are more bearish on the company recently if you take a look at the change in short interest. The stock had a rise in short interest of 5.65% between October 13, 2017 and October 31, 2017. Short interest grew from 7,524,625 to 7,949,556 over that timeframe. Days to cover decreased 0.0 to 5.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.03% as of October 31.