Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) Director R David Hoover purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $52.94 per share, with a total value of $52,940.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.
Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $49.36. 298,888 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 766,810. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a one year low of $46.83 and a one year high of $78.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 2.65 and a quick ratio of 1.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,715.00, a PE ratio of -122.58, a P/E/G ratio of 3.67 and a beta of 0.81.
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 consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.37). Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 0.92% and a positive return on equity of 11.24%. The company had revenue of $468.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $470.63 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.66 EPS. Edgewell Personal Care’s quarterly revenue was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.83 EPS for the current year.
Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $65.00 to $56.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Barclays set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 10th. Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $65.00 to $53.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co restated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Edgewell Personal Care has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $67.91.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Caxton Associates LP purchased a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the third quarter valued at about $1,819,000. Sei Investments Co. grew its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 9.6% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 20,464 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,489,000 after purchasing an additional 1,785 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 110.8% in the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 43,629 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,175,000 after purchasing an additional 22,936 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC grew its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 146.0% in the third quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 6,896 shares of the company’s stock worth $502,000 after purchasing an additional 21,896 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 5.2% in the third quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 296,658 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,588,000 after purchasing an additional 14,610 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 96.93% of the company’s stock.
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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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