Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) raised to B at TheStreet

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) was upgraded by equity researchers at TheStreet from a “c” to a “b” rating in a research report released Thursday to clients and investors, reports TheStreetRatingsTable.

Several other research companies have also weighed in on EPC recently. Citigroup lowered its target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $ 47.00 to $ 39.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 22. Wells Fargo & Company raised its target price on Edgewell Personal Care shares from $ 37.00 to $ 41.00 and rated the stock “underweight” in a Friday November 12th research note. . Royal Bank of Canada raised its target price for Edgewell Personal Care shares from $ 52.00 to $ 55.00 and rated the stock “outperforming” in a research note on Friday, November 12 . Finally, Zacks Investment Research reduced shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 15. One investment analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, five issued a custody rating, and one assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $ 44.71.

EPC stock opened at $ 43.46 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.12, a quick ratio of 1.47, and a debt to equity ratio of 0.78. Edgewell Personal Care has a 12 month low of $ 29.87 and a 12 month high of $ 46.44. The stock has a market cap of $ 2.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.50 and a beta of 0.94. The company’s 50-day moving average is $ 40.26 and its 200-day moving average is $ 41.61.

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Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) last released its results on Thursday, November 11. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $ 1.01 for the quarter, beating analyst consensus estimates of $ 0.84 by $ 0.17. The company posted revenue of $ 543.20 million in the quarter, compared to a consensus estimate of $ 523.67 million. Edgewell Personal Care recorded a return on equity of 11.07% and a net margin of 5.61%. During the same period last year, the company earned $ 0.59 per share. As a group, equity analysts predict Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In addition, director Carla C. Hendra sold 7,100 shares of the company in a transaction on Tuesday, November 16. The shares were sold for an average price of $ 43.90, for a total value of $ 311,690.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal file with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. In addition, insider Anne-Sophie Gaget sold 5,204 shares of the company in a transaction that took place on Tuesday, November 16. The shares were sold at an average price of $ 43.33 for a total trade of $ 225,489.32. Disclosure of this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.98% of the shares of the company.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently changed their holdings in the company. American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 14.8% in the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 3,083,101 shares of the company valued at $ 111,917,000 after purchasing an additional 396,451 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 0.9% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,871,962 shares of the company valued at $ 126,080,000 after purchasing an additional 25,969 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care shares by 2.7% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,817,584 shares of the company valued at $ 80,067,000 after purchasing an additional 47,220 shares in the last quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care shares by 5.7% in the third quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 1,252,200 shares of the company valued at $ 45,455,000 after purchasing an additional 67,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, William Blair Investment Management LLC strengthened its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 49,003.7% during the third quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 1,028,722 shares of the company valued at $ 37,343,000 after acquiring an additional 1,026,627 shares during the last quarter. 94.95% of the shares are currently held by institutional investors.

Edgewell Personal Care Company Profile

Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and distributor of personal care products in the wet shaving, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of more than 25 brands. It manages its activities in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.

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