The Analyst Verdict: Church & Dwight Co In The Eyes Of 16 Experts


Analysts' ratings for Church & Dwight Co CHD over the last quarter vary from bullish to bearish, as provided by 16 analysts.

The table below offers a condensed view of their recent ratings, showcasing the changing sentiments over the past 30 days and comparing them to the preceding months.

Bullish Somewhat Bullish Indifferent Somewhat Bearish Bearish
Total Ratings 6 3 5 2 0
Last 30D 1 0 0 0 0
1M Ago 1 1 1 1 0
2M Ago 1 1 0 0 0
3M Ago 3 1 4 1 0

Insights from analysts' 12-month price targets are revealed, presenting an average target of $105.56, a high estimate of $120.00, and a low estimate of $80.00. This upward trend is evident, with the current average reflecting a 6.84% increase from the previous average price target of $98.80.

Interpreting Analyst Ratings: A Closer Look

The perception of Church & Dwight Co by financial experts is analyzed through recent analyst actions. The following summary presents key analysts, their recent evaluations, and adjustments to ratings and price targets.

Analyst Analyst Firm Action Taken Rating Current Price Target Prior Price Target
Bill Chappell Truist Securities Raises Buy $115.00 $110.00
Rupesh Parikh Oppenheimer Raises Outperform $120.00 $110.00
Steve Powers Deutsche Bank Raises Buy $112.00 $109.00
Anna Lizzul B of A Securities Raises Neutral $104.00 $100.00
Lauren Lieberman Barclays Raises Underweight $83.00 $80.00
Dara Mohsenian Morgan Stanley Raises Overweight $114.00 $109.00
Bonnie Herzog Goldman Sachs Raises Buy $110.00 $91.00
Bonnie Herzog Goldman Sachs Maintains Buy $110.00 $110.00
Taylor Conrad Argus Research Announces Buy $115.00 -
Bill Chappell Truist Securities Raises Buy $110.00 $105.00
Mark Astrachan Stifel Raises Hold $99.00 $91.00
Lauren Lieberman Barclays Raises Underweight $80.00 $76.00
Mark Astrachan Stifel Raises Hold $99.00 $91.00
Peter Grom UBS Raises Neutral $105.00 $99.00
Nik Modi RBC Capital Raises Sector Perform $103.00 $94.00
Rupesh Parikh Oppenheimer Raises Outperform $110.00 $107.00

Key Insights:

  • Action Taken: Analysts adapt their recommendations to changing market conditions and company performance. Whether they 'Maintain', 'Raise' or 'Lower' their stance, it reflects their response to recent developments related to Church & Dwight Co. This information provides a snapshot of how analysts perceive the current state of the company.
  • Rating: Analysts assign qualitative assessments to stocks, ranging from 'Outperform' to 'Underperform'. These ratings convey the analysts' expectations for the relative performance of Church & Dwight Co compared to the broader market.
  • Price Targets: Analysts gauge the dynamics of price targets, providing estimates for the future value of Church & Dwight Co's stock. This comparison reveals trends in analysts' expectations over time.

To gain a panoramic view of Church & Dwight Co's market performance, explore these analyst evaluations alongside essential financial indicators. Stay informed and make judicious decisions using our Ratings Table.

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Discovering Church & Dwight Co: A Closer Look

Church & Dwight is the leading global producer of baking soda. Beyond baking soda, the products in its portfolio have vast category reach, including laundry products, cat litter, oral care, deodorant, and nasal care, all sold under the Arm & Hammer brand. Its mix also includes Xtra, Trojan, OxiClean, First Response, Nair, L'il Critters/Vitafusion, Orajel, and WaterPik, which together with Arm & Hammer constitute around 70% of its annual sales and profits. And the firm added TheraBreath mouthwash and Hero pimple patches to its mix the past couple of years. Even as it works to extend the reach of its products, Church & Dwight still derives more than 80% of its sales from its home market in the US.

Key Indicators: Church & Dwight Co's Financial Health

Market Capitalization: With restricted market capitalization, the company is positioned below industry averages. This reflects a smaller scale relative to peers.

Revenue Growth: Over the 3 months period, Church & Dwight Co showcased positive performance, achieving a revenue growth rate of 6.41% as of 31 December, 2023. This reflects a substantial increase in the company's top-line earnings. As compared to its peers, the company achieved a growth rate higher than the average among peers in Consumer Staples sector.

Net Margin: Church & Dwight Co's net margin excels beyond industry benchmarks, reaching 10.06%. This signifies efficient cost management and strong financial health.

Return on Equity (ROE): Church & Dwight Co's ROE is below industry averages, indicating potential challenges in efficiently utilizing equity capital. With an ROE of 3.89%, the company may face hurdles in achieving optimal financial returns.

Return on Assets (ROA): Church & Dwight Co's ROA is below industry averages, indicating potential challenges in efficiently utilizing assets. With an ROA of 1.78%, the company may face hurdles in achieving optimal financial returns.

Debt Management: Church & Dwight Co's debt-to-equity ratio is below the industry average at 0.62, reflecting a lower dependency on debt financing and a more conservative financial approach.

Understanding the Relevance of Analyst Ratings

Within the domain of banking and financial systems, analysts specialize in reporting for specific stocks or defined sectors. Their work involves attending company conference calls and meetings, researching company financial statements, and communicating with insiders to publish "analyst ratings" for stocks. Analysts typically assess and rate each stock once per quarter.

Some analysts publish their predictions for metrics such as growth estimates, earnings, and revenue to provide additional guidance with their ratings. When using analyst ratings, it is important to keep in mind that stock and sector analysts are also human and are only offering their opinions to investors.

If you want to keep track of which analysts are outperforming others, you can view updated analyst ratings along withanalyst success scores in Benzinga Pro.

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