It’s Again Time To Consider Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD), OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR) – The RNS Daily

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CHD trading volume has lost -768708 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1061292 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1830000 shares, and this is 0.58 times the normal volume. A look at its technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a overbought zone after reaching 79.44 point.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) climbed by 10.62% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 34.45%. The equity price rose 1.95% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. A look at its monthly performance shows that its shares have recorded a 9.45% gain over the past 30 days. Over the past 12 months the stock has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 50.7% and is now up by 12.18% since start of this year.

The shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. dropped by -0.5% or -$0.37 from its last recorded high of $74.14 which it attained on April 15 to close at $73.77 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has been trading as low as $44.87 before witnessing a massive surge by 64.41% or $28.9. This price movement has led to the CHD stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It dipped by -0.16% on Monday and this got the market worried. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.22 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, CHD price stands 18.47% above and 9.66% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.18% which is less than the 1.6% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) with most of them predicting a $66.68 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a -9.61% rise in the stock and would lead to CHD’s market cap to surge to $16.48B. The stock has been rated an average 2.6, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 22 analysts that track Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) and find out that 15 of them rated it as a Hold. 6 of the 7 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 1 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

The price of OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) currently stands at $10.08 after it went down by $-0.05 or -0.49% and has found a strong support at $9.92 a share. If the OSUR price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $9.77 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 3.08% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $10.24, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $10.41 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 2.83%. The stock has plunged by 1.49% from its 52-weeks high of $9.93 which it reached on Feb. 05, 2018. In general, it is 9.23% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $9.15 and this setback was observed on Jul. 02, 2019.

Analysts have predicted a price target for OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR) for 1 year and it stands at an average $12.67/share. This means that it would likely increase by 25.69% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $9.93 and $10.25. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $11. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $16.

The OSUR stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 9.12%, which means that it is currently oversold and its prices could jump very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 3.4 which compares to the 6.68 recorded by the industry or the 8.39 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 25.98, which is higher than the 16.55 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 38.1% over the past five years.

Analysts view OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) as a Hold, with 2.5 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 4 analysts that follow OSUR and found that 3 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 1 were divided, with 1 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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