Jefferies Reiterates a Buy Rating on Church & Dwight

By Austin Angelo

In a report released today, Kevin Grundy from Jefferies reiterated a Buy rating on Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD), with a price target of $58. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $50.34.

According to, Grundy is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.3% and a 74.2% success rate. Grundy covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Spectrum Brands Holdings, Estee Lauder Companies, and Edgewell Personal Care.

Church & Dwight has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $51.

Church & Dwight’s market cap is currently $12.65B and has a P/E ratio of 28.85. The company has a book value ratio of 6.4637.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 40 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Last month, Paul A. Siracusa, the Executive V.P., Global R&D of CHD sold 25,000 shares for a total of $1,250,250.

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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and market of household, personal care, and specialty products. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products. The Consumer Domestic segment includes the power brands such as KABOOM cleaning products, ARRID antiperspirant, CLOSE-UP and AIM toothpastes, and SIMPLY SALINE nasal saline moisturizer. The Consumer International segment offers personal care products. The Specialty Products segment involves in producing sodium bicarbonate. The company was founded by Dwight John and Austin Church in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, NJ.