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, which equates to a potential upside of 18.2 percent. The minimum price target given was 40.5, implying potential capital losses of -24.02 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of CHD is 6.42.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CHD hit 54.18 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 42.56. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.23 percent, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $13.41 billion. CHD is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.