Analyst Ratings for Church & Dwight Co. (CHD)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for CHD last month.

23 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave CHD a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 5 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CHD. The most optimistic price target was 63, implying a possible profit of 18.2 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40.5, which equates to a potential downside of -24.02 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.32 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -4.88 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.58 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 6 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of CHD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.55 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CHD is 6.42.

CHD has traded between a high of 54.18 and a low of 42.56 over the past year. Currently the stock is 25.23 percent higher than its low, and 1.62 percent lower than its 52-week high. CHD has a price/earnings ratio of 29.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CHD value stock report compares CHD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CHD is $13.41 billion. CHD is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.