Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) Rating Reiterated by KeyCorp
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.
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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