Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) Price Target Raised to $41.00

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Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) had its target price upped by Wells Fargo & Co from $39.00 to $41.00 in a research report report published on Tuesday, AnalystRatings.com reports. They currently have a market perform rating on the stock.

EPC has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. SunTrust Banks boosted their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care to $45.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a hold rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Thursday, February 7th. Barclays set a $37.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, February 9th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $45.82.

EPC stock opened at $44.08 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.52, a PEG ratio of 4.84 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 0.87. Edgewell Personal Care has a one year low of $35.85 and a one year high of $59.16.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.15. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 4.33% and a return on equity of 11.57%. The firm had revenue of $457.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $445.53 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.20 EPS. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.4 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. CX Institutional acquired a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $42,000. Eukles Asset Management purchased a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $77,000. Strs Ohio lifted its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 46.7% in the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 2,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $82,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 17.1% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,797 shares of the company’s stock valued at $142,000 after acquiring an additional 554 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $149,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.12% of the company’s stock.

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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