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Is Church & Dwight Co. Inc.(NYSE: CHD), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 03/06/1986. Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is in the Cleaning Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Church & Dwight Co. Inc., is 799.05, and so far today it has a volume of 661700. Performance year to date since the 03/06/1986 is 20.73%.

To help you determine whether Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 32.48 and forward P/E is 26.64. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.68. P/S ratio is 3.83 and the P/B ratio is 6.85. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 67.72 and 31.82 respectively.

At the current price Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is trading at, 101.69 (0.38% today), Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.40%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 42.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.13, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.07% after growing 2.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.70%, and 4.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 129.4, and the number of shares float is 128.04. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 84.30%. The float short is 3.56%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.71. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.80%, and also a return on investment of 14.60%.

The ability for Church & Dwight Co. Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.36 and total debt/equity is 0.6. In terms of margins, Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has a gross margin of 44.70%, with its operating margin at 19.90%, and Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has a profit margin of 12.10%.

The 52 week high is -5.28%, with 33.35% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.54% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.57%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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