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Stock Investors Bid Up Shares of Church & Dwight, Up 1.2%

Published on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 11:33
By Adrienne Chilton

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) is one of today's biggest movers, up 1.2% to $59.99. The S&P is trading fractionally higher to 1,522 and the Dow is trading fractionally higher to 13,988.

There is potential upside of 4.0% for shares of Church & Dwight based on a current price of $59.99 and an average consensus analyst price target of $62.40. The stock should find initial support at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $55.98 and further support at its 200-day MA of $54.41.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. produces sodium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate-based products. The Company sells its products, primarily under the ARM & HAMMER trademark, to consumers and to industrial customers and distributors. Church & Dwight provides products such as baking soda, carpet deodorizer, and laundry detergent, as well as Brillo soap pads.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Church & Dwight have traded between a low of $46.86 and a high of $60.42 and are now at $59.99, which is 28% above that low price. Over the past week, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.3% while the 50-day MA has advanced 0.8%.

By Adrienne Chilton
achilton@fnno.com