Media headlines about Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Edgewell Personal Care earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.3144116353772 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) traded down $1.01 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $50.28. 454,441 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 777,141. The company has a market cap 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 52 week low of $46.83 and a 52 week 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 results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.37). The firm had revenue of $468.30 million during 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.66 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
EPC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Bank of America downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Wells Fargo & Co initiated coverage on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $72.00 target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Edgewell Personal Care has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $67.91.
In other news, Director R David Hoover purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were bought at an average price of $52.94 per share, for a total transaction of $52,940.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO David P. Hatfield bought 3,969 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of $50.38 per share, for a total transaction of $199,958.22. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 18,619 shares in the company, valued at approximately $938,025.22. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders purchased 10,021 shares of company stock worth $511,551. 0.97% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Edgewell Personal Care Company Profile
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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