Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) Director James C. Johnson purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $52.95 per share, for a total transaction of $52,950.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $52,950. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) opened at $53.46 on Friday. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a one year low of $46.83 and a one year high of $82.06. 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 cap of $2,886.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of -133.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.90 and a beta of 0.74.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.37). Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 11.24% and a negative net margin of 0.92%. The business had revenue of $468.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $470.63 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.66 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in EPC. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 563,019 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,800,000 after purchasing an additional 13,886 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 84,320 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,410,000 after purchasing an additional 1,177 shares during the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 3rd quarter worth $233,000. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 3rd quarter worth $953,000. Finally, OLD National Bancorp IN acquired a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 3rd quarter worth $466,000. 93.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on EPC shares. Bank of America cut shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Wells Fargo & Co started coverage on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Edgewell Personal Care presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.67.
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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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