Cypress Capital Group Has Trimmed Its Church & Dwight Co (CHD) Holding by $915,650 as Stock Declined; Murphy Capital Management Decreased Its Stake in Walt Disney (DIS) by $857,284 as Market Valuation Declined

April 22, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Cypress Capital Group decreased its stake in Church & Dwight Co Inc (CHD) by 56.43% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cypress Capital Group sold 18,313 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 14,140 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $709,000, down from 32,453 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cypress Capital Group who had been investing in Church & Dwight Co Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.19 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 5.91% or $2.88 during the last trading session, reaching $45.84. About 4.58 million shares traded or 111.79% up from the average. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has declined 4.22% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.77% the S&P500.

Murphy Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Walt Disney (DIS) by 7.88% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Murphy Capital Management Inc sold 8,012 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 93,654 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.07 million, down from 101,666 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Murphy Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Walt Disney for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $150.73B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $100.24. About 6.40M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has declined 11.59% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.14% the S&P500.

Murphy Capital Management Inc, which manages about $765.25 million and $730.18M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in General Mills (NYSE:GIS) by 6,870 shares to 53,954 shares, valued at $3.20M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Shire Plc Sponsored Adr (NASDAQ:SHPG) by 2,553 shares in the quarter, for a total of 5,991 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr Industrial Sector (XLI).

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $194,780 activity.

Analysts await The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) to report earnings on May, 8 after the close. They expect $1.68 earnings per share, up 12.00% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.5 per share. DIS’s profit will be $2.53B for 14.92 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.89 actual earnings per share reported by The Walt Disney Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.11% negative EPS growth.

Among 39 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 24 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 154 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by GBH Insights on Wednesday, February 7 with “Buy”. As per Friday, November 6, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The company was initiated on Wednesday, September 2 by CLSA. The rating was upgraded by Pivotal Research on Monday, April 18 to “Buy”. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $125.0 target in Friday, December 15 report. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) earned “Buy” rating by Evercore on Tuesday, January 3. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Sell”. As per Wednesday, April 12, the company rating was maintained by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Tuesday, April 26. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 1 by Macquarie Research.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.9 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 58 investors sold DIS shares while 690 reduced holdings. 162 funds opened positions while 508 raised stakes. 896.07 million shares or 0.31% less from 898.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Scotia Capital accumulated 496,528 shares or 0.71% of the stock. Leavell Invest Management accumulated 63,827 shares or 0.81% of the stock. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.2% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 1.22M shares. Etrade Ltd Llc has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Moreover, Violich Mgmt Inc has 1.43% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Sandhill Partners Lc stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Van Strum & Towne has 3.88% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 54,215 shares. Jnba reported 24,559 shares. Boston Family Office Limited Com holds 27,943 shares. First Personal Fin Services holds 0.17% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 8,305 shares. Regents Of The University Of California invested 0.97% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Train Babcock Ltd holds 2,524 shares. Meristem Llp reported 0.37% stake. Camarda Financial Advsr Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.05% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Washington-based Merriman Wealth Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.15% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS).

Among 21 analysts covering Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), 4 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Church & Dwight had 63 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, November 6 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, August 5 with “Neutral”. Oppenheimer upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, February 7 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) rating on Friday, September 16. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $50 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, September 18 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, December 16. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, November 3. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, January 18 to “Hold”. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Williams Capital Group.

Analysts await Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) to report earnings on May, 3 before the open. They expect $0.61 EPS, up 17.31% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.52 per share. CHD’s profit will be $148.92 million for 18.79 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.31% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 50 investors sold CHD shares while 220 reduced holdings. 67 funds opened positions while 192 raised stakes. 197.64 million shares or 0.87% more from 195.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Private Trust Na invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Ww Asset Mngmt invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Regions Fincl has 0% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) for 2,015 shares. Legacy Cap Ptnrs invested in 39,301 shares or 0.98% of the stock. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) Sa stated it has 0.44% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). First Manhattan has invested 0% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Ameriprise reported 221,637 shares. Cwm Limited Liability Corp owns 157 shares. Eads & Heald Invest Counsel holds 1.26% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) or 42,607 shares. 1,635 are held by Architects Inc. Plancorp Ltd Liability Com stated it has 6,300 shares. Finemark Natl Bank stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System has 0.03% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Ajo L P, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 9,296 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Cibc Markets has invested 0% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD).

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $25.60 million activity. KATZ STEVEN J sold $638,319 worth of stock.

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