Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD:NYE) Analysts rate as a Hold rating, $96 target

STA Research
by: STA Research
Church & Dwight Co. Inc

Based on the Church & Dwight Co. Inc. stock forecasts from 13 analysts, the average analyst target price for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is USD 96.63 over the next 12 months. Church & Dwight Co. Inc.’s average analyst rating is Hold. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is Slightly Bullish, which is based on 7 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Church & Dwight Co. Inc.’s stock price was USD 89.45. Church & Dwight Co. Inc.’s stock price has changed by -9.19% over the past week, -13.34% over the past month and +2.58% over the last year.

Barclays just recently maintained the Underweight rating on the stock, but cut the 12 month target forecast to $71 from $78 per share.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. creates, manufactures, and sells products for the home, personal care, and specialized markets. Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division are its three segments. Supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar and other discount stores, pet and other specialty stores, and websites and other e-commerce channels sell its consumer products, while distributors sell specialty products to industrial customers and livestock producers. The corporation is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey, and was formed in 1846.

 

What we like:

Superior risk-adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk-adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on a total return basis, for investors seeking high-income yields.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

 

What we don’t like:

Below median total returns

The company has underperformed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on a cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering buying.

Overpriced on a free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering buying.

 

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