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04-23-2019: Venerable Church & Dwight Sets a Reporting Standard

Companies which have been around for a long time on the NYSE are more apt to set reporting, accounting and shareholder concern standards than other newer companies. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) is certainly one of these better standard-setting types. We liked just about everything about its reporting style, website, and management discussions. However, the stock, a definite "buy and hold" stock, has not been overlooked and recently run up considerably in price. Charts are looking like it is heading for a correction in share price after rumors about possible acquisition were denied by management as having any basis. CHD is more likely to be the one doing the acquiring, and has indeed been on that trail of late, expanding earnings faster than revenues.

Our recent article on Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) is in the Archives Section Below.

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Stocks recently restricted by SEC Rule 201 as not shortable unless we already have a position which are on our Active List include: CALX (4/11), VCEL(12/21). .

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What are the last three entries in the Active Stocks chart list? These represent typical high-, mid-, and low-cap mutual funds to help us gage the tenor of the stock market as a whole.

Archive List

04-23-2019: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD): Sets Reporting Standard

04-18-2019: CyberArk Software, Ltd. (CYBR): Cyber Security Relies Upon Foreign-Based Technology

04-11-2019: Calix, Inc. (CALX): Risky, Riding on the Edge

04-04-2019: RH (RH): Troublesomely Funky

03-28-2019: Carter's Inc. (CRI): Infants' and Babies' Wear Manufacturer

03-22-2019: Domino's Pizza Inc. (DPZ): Large Negative Shareholder Asset Value

03-15-2019: Wesco International Inc. (WCC): Venerable Electric Parts Supplier

03-10-2019: Exela Technologies Corporation (XELA): Who Are Those "Analysts"?

03-01-2019: Eaton Corporation (ETN): Electric Power Products Mfr Based in Ireland

02-22-2019: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF): Teen and Kid Fashions

02-17-2019: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL): Crude Oil Price Recovery

02-11-2019: HMS Holdings, Inc. (HMSY): Healthcare Management Software

02-04-2019: Kemet Corporation (KET): A Leader in Capacitor Development

01-30-2019: Etsy, Inc. (ETSY): Of Benefit To Whom?

01-23-2019: Ameresco Corporation (AMRC): Energy Saving Infrastructure Improvement

01-18-2019: Verso Corporation (VRS): Struggling Paper & Pulp Industry

01-12-2019: Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP): Iconic and Facing Increased Traffic

01-05-2019: Great Lakes Dredge &I Dock Corporation (GLDD): Dredging Infrastructure Work

12-21-2018: Vericel Corporation (VCEL): Leg Cartilage Injury Medications

12-11-2018: Veeva Systems, Inc. (VEEV): Internet Software or Healthcare Industry Stock?

12-08-2018: Community Bankers Trust (ESXB): Some Information Missing

12-01-2018: Intricon Corporation (IIN): Less Expensive Hearing Devices

11-27-2018: Gentex Corporation (GNTX): Mirrors, Cameras, Remote Control

11-14-2018: Evertec, Inc. (EVTC): Puerto Rican Financial Industry Stock

11-10-2018: Zenith's Monthly Traffic Report for October

11-05-2018: Infosys, Ltd. (INFY): A Large India Information Technology Company

10-31-2018: Comtech Telecommunications, Inc. (CMTL): Commercial and Government

10-27-2018: Masonite International, Inc. (DOOR): Don't Close the Door On It

10-21-2018: Cree, Inc. (CREE): Staving Off Foreign Competition in Lighting and Inverter Products

10-13-2018: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR): Removal of Extremist Accounts Hurts Bottom Line

10-09-2018: Vicor Corporation (VICR): Tech Stock Short Sale Candidate

10-03-2018: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA): Relief for Emphysema Sufferers

09-28-2018: Pyxus International, Inc. (PYX): Hard To Tell What's There

09-23-2018: American Outdoor Brands Corporation (ABOC): Under Pressure from Activists

09-18-2018: eGain Corporation (EGAN): Consistent Losses

09-13-2018: Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS): Competition Thwarts

09-10-2018: Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (SSD): Correlating Housing Starts

09-05-2018: Paycom Software, Inc. (PAYC): Surging on Strong Employment

08-27-2018: Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Competing with Wal-Mart

08-22-2018: National Health Trends Corporation (NHTC): 87% of Sales from Hong Kong

08-15-2018: Educational Development Corporation (EDUC): Publisher of Children's Books

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