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 highest price target was 63, implying potential capital gains of 18.2 percent. The minimum price target given was 40.5, implying potential capital losses of -24.02 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.32 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.88 percent. 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CHD has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.55 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. CHD has a PEG ratio of 6.42.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CHD hit 54.18 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 42.56. Currently the stock is 25.23 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.62 percent. CHD has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.