Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) and Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (APLE): Priced Too High Relative To The Rivals?

On Dec 13, Craigie James, Director exercised an option 19,400 shares of Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD), with the average selling price of the stock being $16.67 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $323,301. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, Director – Craigie James sold an extra 19,400 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Dec 13, with a share sold at an average of $69.87 and a total of $1,355,389 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Director – Craigie James was left with 9,806 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $685145.22.

The recent price movement of CHD means that it is now down by -11.95% from its 52-week high and 19.57% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of CHD stands at 1.31% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.20%. The beta score for this stock is 0.11. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on N/A published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.57 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was below the expectations of analysts of 0.58 by -0.01. The revenue by the firm was 1.14B for the quarter.

The shares of Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) gained by 0.46%, leading to a gain of $0.33 per share, and saw CHD end the trading session at $71.31 on Friday 01/24/20. CHD started the trading session at $71.24, before reaching a daily high of $71.92. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $70.94.

The trading volume on Friday stood at 2341073, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 1.64 million shares, out of a total 243.25M shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 17.54 billion.

The shares of Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. (NYSE: APLE) went down by -1.53% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price plunge to close at $15.49, which was lower than the previous closing price of $15.73. Over the past one week, the price of APLE has slipped by -2.88%, while it has recorded a loss of -3.73% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw APLE lose -7.02% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -0.51%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 1.11%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance slipped by -4.68%. The stock price has gone up by +0.26% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -8.21% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Sell. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 1,632,800 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 100% Sell. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 1,554,748 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 75% Sell. The last indicators, the long-term see APLE stock with a 100-Day average volume of 1,382,268 shares, giving it an average rating of 50% Sell. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves APLE with an average rating of 80% Sell.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports APLE stock not long ago. In its report sent out on December 16, 2019, Janney lowered its ratings on APLE to a Buy. In an earlier report on August 12, 2019, Barclays Upgrade the stock from a Equal Weight to a Overweight. CapitalOne meanwhile in its report on June 25, 2019 Initiated its rating of the stock to “Equal Weight”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 63.30% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 281 institutions currently hold the APLE stock. In the last quarter, a 135,460,220 APLE shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 40 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 27 institutions sold their entire APLE reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 127 increased their investment while 118 decreased their investment in the stock.