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Church & Dwight Co., Inc (CHD) is a leading household & personal products business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$84.94 after a previous close of US$85.46. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD83.6 to a high of USD85.06. The latest price was USD83.68 (25 minute delay). Church-and-Dwight CoInc is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Church-and-Dwight CoInc

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Church-and-Dwight CoInc. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CHD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Church-and-Dwight CoInc reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$86.21, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Church-and-Dwight CoInc, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Church-and-Dwight CoInc. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc share price

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Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
Previous closeUS$85.46
Change US$-1.78
Change % -2.0828%
Volume 2,625,687
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$74.5827 - US$98.1031
50-day moving average US$86.6057
200-day moving average US$85.3472
Target priceUS$91.19
PE ratio 27.4224
Dividend yield US$0.973 (1.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.0861

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Is it a good time to buy Church-and-Dwight CoInc stock?

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Church-and-Dwight CoInc price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $83.68

1 week (2021-06-11) -1.19%
1 month (2021-05-21) -4.03%
3 months (2021-03-19) 0.71%
6 months (2020-12-18) -5.07%
1 year (2020-06-19) 7.95%
2 years (2019-06-20) 9.59%
3 years (2018-06-20) 64.89%
5 years (2016-06-20) 68.64%

Is Church-and-Dwight CoInc under- or over-valued?

Valuing Church-and-Dwight CoInc stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Church-and-Dwight CoInc's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's P/E ratio

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's PEG ratio

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.7201. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Church-and-Dwight CoInc's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's EBITDA

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Church-and-Dwight CoInc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc financials

Revenue TTM US$5 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.75%
Gross profit TTM US$2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.83%
Return on equity TTM 2576.88%
Profit margin 15.63%
Book value 13.098
Market capitalisation US$20.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares

There are currently 5.8 million Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares held short by investors – that's known as Church-and-Dwight CoInc's "short interest". This figure is 31.6% up from 4.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares can be evaluated.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares traded daily (recently around 1.3 million). Church-and-Dwight CoInc's SIR currently stands at 4.59. In other words for every 100,000 Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4590 shares are currently held short.

However Church-and-Dwight CoInc's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares, or, against the total number of tradable Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Church-and-Dwight CoInc's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0235% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares, roughly 24 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Church-and-Dwight CoInc.

Find out more about how you can short Church-and-Dwight CoInc stock.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Church-and-Dwight CoInc.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.73

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Church-and-Dwight CoInc's overall score of 31.73 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 46th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Church-and-Dwight CoInc is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.15/100

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's environmental score of 14.15 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Church-and-Dwight CoInc is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's social score

Social score: 15.62/100

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's social score of 15.62 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Church-and-Dwight CoInc is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's governance score

Governance score: 12.96/100

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Church-and-Dwight CoInc is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Church-and-Dwight CoInc scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Church-and-Dwight CoInc has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Church & Dwight Co., Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.73
Total ESG percentile 46.32
Environmental score 14.15
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 15.62
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 12.96
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Church-and-Dwight CoInc share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 34.81% of net profits

Recently Church-and-Dwight CoInc has paid out, on average, around 34.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Church-and-Dwight CoInc shareholders could enjoy a 1.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Church-and-Dwight CoInc's case, that would currently equate to about $0.973 per share.

While Church-and-Dwight CoInc's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Church-and-Dwight CoInc may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's most recent dividend payout was on 31 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Church-and-Dwight CoInc's shares ever split?

Church-and-Dwight CoInc's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 September 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Church-and-Dwight CoInc shares which in turn could have impacted Church-and-Dwight CoInc's share price.

Church-and-Dwight CoInc share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Church-and-Dwight CoInc's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$74.5827 up to US$98.1031. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Church-and-Dwight CoInc's is 0.3761. This would suggest that Church-and-Dwight CoInc's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Church-and-Dwight CoInc overview

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division. The company offers cat litters, carpet deodorizers, laundry detergents, and baking soda, as well as other baking soda based products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators under the TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesics under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand; FLAWLESS products; and cold remedy products under the ZICAM brand. It also provides specialty products, including animal productivity products, such as MEGALAC rumen bypass fat, a supplement that enables cows to maintain energy levels during the period of high milk production; BIO-CHLOR and FERMENTEN, which are used to reduce health issues associated with calving, as well as provides needed protein; and CELMANAX refined functional carbohydrate, a yeast based prebiotic. In addition, the company offers sodium bicarbonate; and cleaning and deodorizing products. It sells its consumer products through 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; and specialty products to industrial customers and livestock producers through distributors. The company was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Ewing, New Jersey.

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