Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

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.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.03 by ($0.03). Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 12.54% and a net margin of 0.25%. The firm had revenue of $564.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $588.28 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.06 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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