Church & Dwight Earnings Preview
Investors hope Church & Dwight (NYS: CHD) will top analyst estimates once again after beating predictions by $0.01 in the previous quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday. Church & Dwight develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of household, personal care, and specialty products. The company focuses its marketing efforts mainly on its eight power brands.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Half of analysts think investors should stand pat on Church & Dwight. Analysts like Church & Dwight better than competitor Clorox Company overall. Zero out of 15 analysts rate Clorox Co. a buy compared to six of 16 for Church & Dwight. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $694.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 5.7% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.51 per share. Estimates range from $0.49 to $0.52.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are strongly supporting the stock, with 97.8% awarding it an outperform rating. The greater community agrees with the All-Stars, as 95.6% give it a rating of outperform. Fools have embraced Church & Dwight and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 137 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Church & Dwight's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Church & Dwight's profit has risen year-over-year by an average of 4.8% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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