Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) PT Lowered to $45.00

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) had its target price decreased by analysts at SunTrust Banks to $45.00 in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm presently has a “hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks’ price objective suggests a potential upside of 7.53% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $49.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Societe Generale cut Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. TheStreet raised Edgewell Personal Care from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Finally, UBS Group assumed coverage on Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $54.00 target price for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.27.

Shares of EPC stock traded down $0.24 on Wednesday, hitting $41.85. The stock had a trading volume of 211,298 shares, compared to its average volume of 549,754. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The company has a market capitalization of $2.50 billion, a PE ratio of 10.54, a P/E/G ratio of 5.32 and a beta of 0.73. Edgewell Personal Care has a 1 year low of $39.50 and a 1 year high of $62.67.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 13th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $537.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $555.76 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 10.99% and a negative net margin of 2.85%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.00 EPS. Research analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Strs Ohio acquired a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the 2nd quarter worth about $116,000. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the 2nd quarter worth about $201,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 577.3% during the 3rd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 4,152 shares of the company’s stock worth $192,000 after acquiring an additional 3,539 shares in the last quarter. Leavell Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the 3rd quarter worth about $229,000. Finally, Texas Yale Capital Corp. acquired a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the 3rd quarter worth about $241,000. 95.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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