Church & Dwight Company, Inc. ( CHD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 06, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.335 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 01, 2015. Shareholders who purchased CHD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CHD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $83.86, the dividend yield is 1.6%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CHD was $83.86, representing a -7.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $90.73 and a 15.62% increase over the 52 week low of $72.53.
CHD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Unilever NV ( UN ). CHD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.03. Zacks Investment Research reports CHD's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 7.73%, compared to an industry average of 6.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CHD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CHD as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares DWA Consumer Staples Momentum Portfolio ( PSL )
- PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio ( XMLV )
- iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF ( IJK )
- Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF ( IVOG )
- SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Growt ( MDYG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSL with an increase of 6.85% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CHD at 4.35%.
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