Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) VP Anthony J. Bender purchased 1,050 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $50.00 per share, for a total transaction of $52,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.
Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) traded down $0.23 on Wednesday, reaching $50.15. 654,173 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 811,809. The company has a current ratio of 2.65, a quick ratio of 1.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,788.98, a P/E ratio of -125.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.77 and a beta of 0.74. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a fifty-two week low of $46.83 and a fifty-two week high of $78.04.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.37). The company had revenue of $468.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $470.63 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 0.92% and a positive return on equity of 11.24%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.66 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on EPC shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Citigroup lowered their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $87.00 to $77.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. Bank of America lowered their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $77.00 to $65.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $80.00 to $65.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Edgewell Personal Care currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $67.91.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of EPC. Avestar Capital LLC purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter valued at $103,000. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter valued at $120,000. Ford Financial Group Inc. purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter valued at $133,000. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 3,194.8% during the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 3,163 shares of the company’s stock valued at $188,000 after purchasing an additional 3,067 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter valued at $201,000. 99.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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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