Church & Dwight Company, Inc. ( CHD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 16, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2017. Shareholders who purchased CHD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.34% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of CHD was $48.53, representing a -9.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.68 and a 14.04% increase over the 52 week low of $42.56.
CHD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Unilever PLC ( UL ). CHD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.75. Zacks Investment Research reports CHD's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 6.91%, compared to an industry average of 4.1%.
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