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 price target was 40.5, implying potential capital losses of -24.02 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.58 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 6 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.