Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the fifteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $76.56.
A number of research firms have commented on EPC. Bank of America cut Edgewell Personal Care from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Wells Fargo & Co began coverage on Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Friday, November 10th.
Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) opened at $60.48 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a current ratio of 2.26. Edgewell Personal Care has a 52 week low of $55.94 and a 52 week high of $82.06. The company has a market capitalization of $3,350.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 864.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.41 and a beta of 0.89.
In related news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich acquired 1,500 shares of Edgewell Personal Care stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $57.08 per share, for a total transaction of $85,620.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 3,530 shares in the company, valued at $201,492.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.97% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Magnetar Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the third quarter valued at $208,000. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care in the third quarter valued at $211,000. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care in the third quarter valued at $233,000. Bayesian Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care in the second quarter valued at $240,000. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care in the second quarter valued at $286,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.22% 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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