Dwight & Church: A Company to Put on Your Watch List

| About: Church & (CHD)

You may think you've never heard of Dwight & Church (NYSE:CHD) but the common household brands they own are going great guns in the U.S. and growing fast in Canada, Brasil, The UK and Australia.

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CHD is the world's leading producer of sodium bicarbonate, (baking soda), a versatile chemical which performs a broad range of functions such as cleaning, deodorizing, leavening and buffering. The company specializes in sodium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate-based products, along with other products which use the same raw materials or technology. They sell their products, primarily under the Arm & Hammer trademark, to consumers through supermarkets, drug stores and mass merchandisers;and to industrial customers/distributors.
Other brand names include: Trojan condoms, Double Duty cat litter, Orajel
Technical Factors:
  • 96% Barchart technical buy signal.
  • Trend Spotter (tm) buy signal.
  • 12 new highs and up 9.49% in the last month.
  • Trading above 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages.
  • Relative Strength Index 72.11% and rising.
  • Trades about 75.49 with a 50 day moving average of 70.47.
Fundamental Factors:
  • Wall Street brokerages have published 8 buy and 8 hold reports for their brokers to push to clients.
  • Sales are expected to increase by 4.50% this year and 4.10% next year.
  • Earnings are projected to increase by 10.60% this year, 10.30% next year and 11.75% annually for at least 5 years out.
Investor Sentiment:
  • CAPS members on Motley Fool vote 323 to 18 that the stock will beat the market.
  • All Stars agree 123 to 6.
  • Fool notes that Wall Street columnists have written 9 favorable articles about the company.
Put this on on your watch lists.

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