Legal & General Group Plc Lifted Church & Dwight (CHD) Position; GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) Had 2 Bulls

January 14, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Among 11 analysts covering GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), 2 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. GNC Holdings had 24 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Friday, October 28 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, April 6. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $34 target in Monday, November 2 report. The stock of GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by Barclays Capital. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 23 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Wedbush. Goldman Sachs downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $30 target in Friday, April 29 report. Deutsche Bank maintained GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) rating on Friday, October 30. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $30 target. The stock of GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, October 28. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Stephens. See GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) latest ratings:

27/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Underweight Old Target: $9 New Target: $6 Maintain
15/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $10.0 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Underweight Old Target: $7.00 New Target: $9.00 Maintain




Legal & General Group Plc increased Church & Dwight Inc (CHD) stake by 3.62% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Legal & General Group Plc acquired 54,578 shares as Church & Dwight Inc (CHD)’s stock rose 0.08%. The Legal & General Group Plc holds 1.56M shares with $75.61 million value, up from 1.51 million last quarter. Church & Dwight Inc now has $12.25B valuation. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $49.02. About 1.40M shares traded. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has risen 0.39% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.31% the S&P500.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $10.00 million activity. On Wednesday, August 9 LEBLANC ROBERT D sold $484,351 worth of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) or 9,718 shares. 177,940 shares were sold by CUGINE STEVEN P, worth $8.95M. KATZ STEVEN J also sold $561,896 worth of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) on Thursday, August 31.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.15, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold CHD shares while 228 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 189 raised stakes. 195.93 million shares or 0.21% less from 196.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Willingdon Wealth Mgmt invested in 0.02% or 1,312 shares. Magnetar Llc has invested 0.02% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Cibc Asset Inc owns 58,113 shares. Aureus Asset Limited Liability Corp invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Rmb Cap Management Ltd Co accumulated 211,067 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Sumitomo Life Ins owns 27,421 shares. Daiwa Securities Grp Inc Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Torray Llc, a Maryland-based fund reported 14,363 shares. Hamilton Point Investment Advsrs Ltd Co has 93,588 shares for 2.45% of their portfolio. New York-based Edge Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Moreover, Orrstown Fincl Services has 0.95% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) for 17,639 shares. Alexandria Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,140 shares. Hartford Mngmt Com stated it has 102,809 shares. Norris Perne And French Limited Liability Partnership Mi accumulated 13,500 shares. Morgan Dempsey Capital Ltd Liability accumulated 0.05% or 3,248 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), 4 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Church & Dwight had 55 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 4 by Jefferies. Societe Generale initiated Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) on Tuesday, October 13 with “Hold” rating. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5000 target in Thursday, August 3 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, July 17 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $58 target in Wednesday, April 19 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) rating on Friday, June 23. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $5000 target. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, September 11 by UBS. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CHD in report on Monday, November 6 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, August 5 by UBS.

Legal & General Group Plc decreased Bank N S Halifax (NYSE:BNS) stake by 9,737 shares to 5.42 million valued at $347.38M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Marathon Pete Corp (NYSE:MPC) stake by 23,670 shares and now owns 2.98 million shares. Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.61 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold GNC Holdings, Inc. shares while 43 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 40.57 million shares or 8.68% less from 44.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Schroder Invest Mngmt Grp accumulated 9,300 shares or 0% of the stock. Metropolitan Life Com Ny invested in 46,936 shares. Sg Americas Llc has invested 0.01% in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Virtu Financial Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Moreover, Loomis Sayles Company L P has 0% invested in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Blackrock stated it has 0% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Advisory Ntwk invested 0% of its portfolio in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC). Jefferies Grp Inc Limited has 0.01% invested in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) for 93,500 shares. Eqis Capital Management accumulated 11,037 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Argi Invest Services Ltd holds 79,439 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Tower Lc (Trc) accumulated 0% or 604 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability reported 10,500 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 0% or 84,861 shares. State Street Corp has 0% invested in GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) for 2.13 million shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 17,250 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $599,070 activity. 64,555 shares were sold by Martindale Kenneth, worth $599,070 on Thursday, September 14.

It closed at $3.72 lastly. It is up 70.69% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.39% the S&P500.

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