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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CHD. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 63, implying a possible profit of 18.2 percent. The lowest price target 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. That number becomes -4.88 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.58 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 6 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CHD to grow at a rate of 4.55 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. 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 market cap of CHD is $13.41 billion. CHD will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.