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Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 12135.24. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is 46.97 (with a change from open of 0.43%), this in conjunction with a target price of 50.57. Volume today has so far reached 246379, with an average volume of about 1244.72. The GAP for this stock, is -0.06%.

The P/E ratio is 27.27, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.5. The current EPS for Church & Dwight Co. Inc., is 1.72, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 2.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 11.52%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Church & Dwight Co. Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.15% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.85%. Quarter over quarter is 54.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 10.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 82.50%. Shares outstanding is 259.3, while shares float is at a value of 257.11. Float short for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is 1.50% and the short ratio is 3.11.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.35, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.54. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 45.40% and their operating margin is 20.60%. The profit margin is 13.10%.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has seen returns on assets of 10.60%, and on investment, 14.60%. Return on equity is 22.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.77. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.51, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.98 and Price/cash is 57.57, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 28.28.

The simple moving averages are -4.98% and 1.30% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.19% and the 52 week low is 23.62%.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.52%, with a current price of 46.97. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 39.50%. This is in an industry, Cleaning Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Cleaning Products industry means that Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -1.24%, with performance for the month coming to -5.67%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -4.71%, and for the half year the performance is 12.02%. Volatility for this week is 1.18% and for the month this is 1.18%.

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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