Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
) is slated to report its second-quarter 2014 results on Aug 1,
2014. Last quarter, it posted a positive surprise of 1.4%. Let us
see how things are developing for this announcement.
Growth Factors This Quarter
Lower consumer spending, higher promotional activity and a stiff
competition in the detergent sector are likely to mar the company's
quarterly performance. However, launch of innovative products and
cost containment efforts will cushion bottom-line results.
Our proven model does not conclusively project Church & Dwight
as likely to beat earnings this quarter. This is because a stock
needs to have both a positive
and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), #2 (Buy) or #3 (Hold) for this to
happen. This is not the case here as you will see below.
ESP for Church & Dwight is 0.00%. This is because both
the Most Accurate Estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate stand
at 61 cents.
Church & Dwight carries a Zacks Rank #3 which increases the
predictive power of ESP. However, we need to have a positive ESP to
be confident of an earnings surprise call. We caution against
stocks with a Zacks Rank #4 and #5 (Sell-rated stocks) going into
an earnings announcement, especially when the company is witnessing
negative estimate revisions.
Other Stocks to Consider
Here are some other companies you may want to consider as our model
shows these to have the right combination of elements to post an
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (
) Earnings ESP stands at +5.26% and it carries a Zacks Rank #2.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (
) with an Earnings ESP of +1.37% holds a Zacks Rank #2.
Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (
) has an Earnings ESP of +1.85% and a Zacks Rank #2.
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