Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at KeyCorp in a research report issued on Friday, November 24th.

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on EPC. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 price target (up previously from $77.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub raised Edgewell Personal Care from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $87.00 price objective (up previously from $86.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $75.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.27.

Shares of Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE EPC) opened at $58.13 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.26 and a quick ratio of 1.63. The company has a market capitalization of $3,256.30, a PE ratio of 14.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.19 and a beta of 0.87. Edgewell Personal Care has a 1 year low of $55.94 and a 1 year high of $82.06.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.03 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $564.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $588.28 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 12.54% and a net margin of 0.25%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.06 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.85 EPS for the current year.

In other Edgewell Personal Care news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich acquired 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $57.08 per share, with a total value of $85,620.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,530 shares in the company, valued at approximately $201,492.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Clinton Group Inc. bought a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the second quarter valued at approximately $637,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 1,366.7% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 136,801 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,400,000 after buying an additional 127,474 shares during the last quarter. Commerce Bank lifted its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Commerce Bank now owns 255,067 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,390,000 after purchasing an additional 1,669 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 38.4% in the 2nd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 321,828 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,465,000 after purchasing an additional 89,231 shares during the last quarter. Finally, AHL Partners LLP bought a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $3,065,000. 91.71% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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