News coverage about Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Edgewell Personal Care earned a coverage optimism score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.6185977855739 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE EPC) opened at $51.29 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,812.74, a PE ratio of 14.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.80 and a beta of 0.81. Edgewell Personal Care has a twelve month low of $46.83 and a twelve month high of $78.04. The company has a current ratio of 2.65, a quick ratio of 1.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.37). The firm had revenue of $468.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $470.63 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 11.24% and a negative net margin of 0.92%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.66 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
EPC has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $72.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, February 9th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $65.00 to $56.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 9th. Deutsche Bank cut their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $65.00 to $53.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised Edgewell Personal Care from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $67.91.
In related news, VP Anthony J. Bender purchased 1,450 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $50.02 per share, with a total value of $72,529.00. Following the purchase, the vice president now directly owns 14,359 shares in the company, valued at approximately $718,237.18. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director R David Hoover purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $52.94 per share, with a total value of $52,940.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders bought 10,021 shares of company stock valued at $511,551. 0.97% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About Edgewell Personal Care
Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.
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