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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 3/6/1986. Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is in the Cleaning Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Church & Dwight Co. Inc., is 1249.6, and so far today it has a volume of 1379800. Performance year to date since the 3/6/1986 is 11.99%.

To help you determine whether Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.39 and forward P/E is 24.61. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.78. P/S ratio is 3.47 and the P/B ratio is 6. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 57 and 28 respectively.

At the current price Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is trading at, 47 (-1.92% today), Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.51%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 39.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.72, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.15% after growing 2.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 54.30%, and 3.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 255.66, and the number of shares float is 255.66. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 82.60%. The float short is 3.31%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.76. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.60%, 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 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.35 and total debt/equity is 0.54. In terms of margins, Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has a gross margin of 45.40%, with its operating margin at 20.60%, and Church & Dwight Co. Inc. has a profit margin of 13.10%.

The 52 week high is -12.14%, with 23.69% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.12% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.75%.

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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