|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||79.52 x 1200|
|Day's Range||72.40 - 74.07|
|52 Week Range||57.36 - 80.99|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.03|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||30.33|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.91 (1.24%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Procter & Gamble (PG) is likely to have witnessed positive trends in first-quarter fiscal 2020 on growth initiatives, including innovation, packaging and marketing efforts.
With the first-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the second quarter. One of these stocks was Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Is Church & Dwight […]
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Church & Dwight (CHD) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today upgraded Church & Dwight Co., Inc.'s ("Church & Dwight") senior unsecured ratings to A3 from Baa1 and affirmed the company's short term commercial paper rating at Prime-2. The upgrade reflects Church & Dwight's increasing scale, and improved product diversity over the past several years. The upgrade also reflects the company's strong execution of its growth strategy, as management has efficiently integrated acquisitions, while improving profitability and cash flow.
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[Editor's Note: This article is updated each week with the latest insider purchasing. Check back regularly to see who's making moves.]An insider is a person who has access to confidential information about a company. And when I'm analyzing a company as a potential long-term investment, I always like to know what the insiders are doing. They have a much better idea of what is happening in the company than most analysts. When there is insider buying after the price of the stock has recently dropped, it could be a bullish signal.Over the years, there have been numerous examples of insiders using this information to profit at the expense of uninformed investors. For example, suppose an insider knows that news is about to be released that will make the stock price go up. They can buy it from a shareholder who doesn't have access to the news at a cheaper price then benefit from the gains.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBecause of these abuses, the SEC has established rules and procedures to prevent this type of activity. When an insider wants to buy or sell their company's stock, they have to file a form with the SEC. This is public information, and it can lead to investment ideas.There are numerous reasons why an insider of a company may need to sell their stock. They may need to raise money for things such as tuition or to buy a home. However, there is only one reason why an insider would buy their company's stock -- they believe that it is undervalued and they will make money. * 7 Stocks to Buy Under $10 These seven stocks have had significant insider buying recently and could be worth a look. Stocks With Insider Buying: Church & Dwight (CHD)Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) manufactures and sells household, personal care and specialty products.CHD stock has been under pressure recently. Well-known short seller Ben Axler of Spruce Point Capital Management said that the company engages is "extreme financial engineering, aggressive accounting and material self-enrichment practices." That sounds pretty bad.Matthew Farrell is the president and CEO of Church & Dwight. Apparently he disagrees with this assessment. He must believe that the stock will soon recover because he just made a significant personal investment of $500,000. He bought 7,000 shares at $71.32. Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings (LTRPA)Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings (NASDAQ:LTRPA) engages in online travel research and online commerce business.Over the past year, the price of LTRPA has fallen dramatically. Last November it traded as high as $20. Now it is trading below $10. Wall Street is neutral on the company. Only two firms follow it, and they each have hold ratings on it. * 30 Marijuana Stocks to Buy as the Future Turns Green Gregory Maffei has been an officer of Liberty for five years. He is the chairman, president and CEO of the company. He must feel that the stock is a great value at current levels, because he just invested $160,000 when he paid $10.38 a share for over 15,000 shares. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (PMBC)Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) operates as a holding company that provides a range of commercial banking and services to small- and medium-sized businesses.After making a significant drop in price from last September through December, PMBC stock has been volatile but it has basically traded sideways.The Board of Directors just announced that they have appointed Brad Dinsmore as the president and CEO of the company. From 2011 to 2017, Dinsmore was executive vice president of SunTrust Banks.He must have a lot of confidence that he will be able to take actions that will cause the price of the stock to rise. He recently paid $7.98 for 28,000 shares. This is an investment of almost $225,000. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PEI)Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:PEI) is a publicly traded REIT that owns and manages quality properties in compelling markets.PEI stock has sold off significantly over the past year. Last August it was trading around $11 a share. It is currently trading around the $5.50 level.Wall Street does not like this stock. Seven firms follow it. The average rating in underweight and the average price target is $5.25, which is below where it is currently trading. * 7 Triple-'F' Rated Stocks to Leave on the Shelf Leonard Korman is a director of PEI. Apparently he believes that the stock will turn around because he just paid $5.29 for 30,000 shares. In August he also bought 30,000 shares as well. His total investment was about $300,000. There was also buying by other insiders as well. Aldeyra Therapeutics (ALDX)Aldeyra Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ALDX) is a biotechnology company that develops and commercializes medicines for immune-mediated ocular and systemic diseases.ALDX stock has lost over 50% of its value in the past year. This isn't surprising because the company loses a lot of money. Last quarter it reported losses of $13 million and in the prior quarter the loss was more than $15 million.Todd Brady, the president and CEO of Aldeyra, invested roughly $85,000 into the company on Sept. 18, buying 14.288 shares at $5.91 per share. In addition, on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 he paid an average of $5.14 for 20,000 shares. This was a $100,000 investment. Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT)Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) focuses of the discovery and development of medicines for rare diseases.Over the past two months, the price of SRPT stock has lost 50% of its value. It dropped from levels around $160 to current levels around $80.This is primarily due to the fact that the company received some disappointing news from the FDA. First, one of their drugs that is in a clinical trial caused serious side effects. Second, another drug has to be delayed beyond when it was supposed to hit the market. * 8 Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Recession Richard Barry is a director of the company. He must believe that this selling has created a buying opportunity. He just invested almost $290,000 when he bought 3,309 shares at $87.49. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) is a biopharmaceutical company that develops and sells pharmaceutical products.The price of LXRX stock had been trending lower for almost a year. Then at the end of July it reported that its partnership with Sanofi (NASDAQ:SNY) had terminated the partnership and plunged from $6 to $2.The insiders of the company must believe that this selling was overdone because they have been making significant purchases of the stock.Lonnel Coats is the president and CEO of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals. He invested over $300,000 in the stock when he acquired 100,000 shares for an average price of around $3.11. Raymond Debbane is a director of the company. He just made an investment of about $700,000 when he bought about 290,000 shares. There have been purchases by other insiders as well.At the time of this writing Mark Putrino did not hold any positions in the aforementioned securities. 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The household-products giant’s shares have tumbled in recent weeks. CEO Farrell made the biggest insider stock purchase in years, and other insiders also bought Church & Dwight stock.
Procter & Gamble stock trades at 24.7x its fiscal 2020 estimated core EPS of $4.85. The stock trades at 23.2x its fiscal 2021 estimated core EPS of $5.17.
Church & Dwight (CHD) stock has risen 9.5% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of September 13. However, the stock lags its peers by a wide margin.
Church & Dwight's (CHD) robust brand portfolio is boosting market share across categories. However, weakness in the Specialty Products unit is a worry.
On Monday, Axler was a guest on CNBC's "Squawk Box," where he defended his thesis and argued the "iconic company" leveraged its stable Arm & Hammer brand to diversify into underperforming new brands. Most recently, Church & Dwight bought Waterpik for five times what its prior private equity owners paid, and the Flawless hair care brand, which sells "next to the lightbulbs" in discount stores, he said. "Squawk Box" co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin pointed out the company's organic growth so far in 2019 is up 4.7% and 3.6% over the past decade.
It's anything but the ideal bullish thrust, as we've now seen two consecutive bullish gaps left behind … gaps the bears may try to fill in with a pullback. Nevertheless, yesterday's 1.3% advance has prodded the S&P 500 index above some major technical resistance.Source: Shutterstock Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) set the pace, and then some, rallying more than 6% as investors increasingly begin to believe it's been undervalued for months. It's also seen as one of the main beneficiaries of a productive end to the tariff war, which could come as early as next month.Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) wasn't far behind Nvidia, up more than 4% during yesterday's regular session and then gaining another 3% on Thursday's after-hours action following a strong quarterly report and equally strong guidance.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * The 8 Worst Stocks to Buy Before the Trade Turmoil Cools Off Neither of those names are great trading prospects as we move into the final trading day of the shortened trading week, however. Rather, take a look at stock charts of AT&T (NYSE:T), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX). Notice all three face the same basic problem, and are unusually likely to dish out the same basic result. Starbucks (SBUX)One bad day doesn't inherently mean a stock is in trouble. Neither does two bad days. But, two consecutive tumbles in a row on days the broader market made decided gains is cause for concern.That's exactly what Starbucks dished out on Wednesday and Thursday, hinting that its oversized runup since early this year may be close to winding down and even reversing. Underscoring the case for a profit-taking pullback is the fact that somehow SBUX managed to sidestep the plunge most other names suffered during the fourth quarter of last year. * Click to EnlargeWednesday's stumble was mostly undone by the time the closing bell rang, largely thanks to a kiss of the purple 50-day moving average line as support. * It's evident on the daily chart, but it takes a bigger-picture look at the weekly chart to fully appreciate just how overbought SBUX stock is here (and has been for a while). * It's only evident on the weekly chart that, even though Starbucks shares technically remain in their uptrend, the volume behind the move is weak, and shrinking. * The same weekly chart also illustrates where the most-plausible landing point is for any pullback. The floor that connects the key lows since mid-2018 is marked as a red dashed line, on both stock charts. It's currently near $81. AT&T (T)There's no denying AT&T shares have been on fire of late. In fact, their rebound effort appears to be accelerating, pushing T stock to a multi-month high yesterday. * 7 Best Tech Stocks to Buy Right Now Everything has a limit though, and while AT&T arguably sports some incredible momentum at this time, the stock is bumping back into a technical ceiling it may not even have meant to establish. How far back a drop might drag the stock is still in question, though its most plausible landing points have already become crystal clear. * Click to EnlargeNot unlike the most recent portion of the Starbucks advance, there's a suspicious declination in the amount of buying volume prodding T stock upward since the mid-July surge. * This week's rally thus far is also testing the technical resistance that connects all the key highs seen since February. * Although it's most likely that any selloff would be stopped before it raced out of control, any and all of the key moving average lines have demonstrated support qualities in recent months. There's also a floor that aligns all the major lows since February, plotted as a light blue line on both stock charts. Church & Dwight (CHD)Finally, like AT&T and Starbucks, Church & Dwight shares have been unusually strong performers this year. And at least like SBUX stock, CHD shares didn't start out the year with the advantage of a huge pullback during the final quarter of last year. Thursday's steep stumble may be a clue, though, that the rally effort is starting to crack.Fans and owners will be quick to point out the selloff in CHD stock was spurred by an accusation from a known short-seller, Ben Axler, who implied the company has been using accounting gimmicks to artificially inflate its results. The cause may not be relevant though. Regardless of the reason, yesterday's stumble may have kick-started a pullback that's been ready to be unleashed for some time now. * Click to EnlargeThe last bastion of hope for a rebound is pushing up and off of the line that connects most of the key lows going back to June of last year. It's marked as a yellow dashed line on both stock charts. * It's subtle, but take note of how the weekly chart's RSI indicator failed to get back into overbought territory with last month's gains. It's a clue that moves to higher highs have less and less "umph," signaling a slowing uptrend. * There's not much historical context for where any selloff might finally be halted. The most logical prospect is a 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the gain since last year, at $66.40.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Deeply Discounted Energy Stocks to Buy * 7 Stocks to Buy In a Flat Market * 10 Stocks to Buy to Ride China's Emerging Wealth The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: AT&T, Starbucks and Church & Dwight appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Spruce Point Capital’s Ben Axler says the company’s growth-by-acquisition strategy doesn’t merit Church & Dwight stock’s premium valuation, and he believes that shares will fall 35% to 50%.
EVP New Products & Pres Int'l of Church & Dwight Co Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Steven P Cugine (insider trades) sold 22,200 shares of CHD on 08/27/2019 at an average price of $79.89 a share. Continue reading...
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