Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) CEO David P. Hatfield bought 3,969 shares of Edgewell Personal Care stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $50.38 per share, for a total transaction of $199,958.22. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 18,619 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $938,025.22. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) traded up $1.06 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $51.18. The company had a trading volume of 607,536 shares, compared to its average volume of 812,043. 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 firm has a market capitalization of $2,760.00, a P/E ratio of -129.23, a P/E/G ratio of 2.79 and a beta of 0.75. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a twelve month low of $46.83 and a twelve month high of $82.06.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by ($0.37). The company had revenue of $468.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $470.63 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 0.92% and a positive return on equity of 11.24%. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.66 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.9 EPS for the current year.
A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $59.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Monday, December 18th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Monday, October 16th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $65.00 to $56.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.67.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPC. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 531.2% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 884,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $52,519,000 after acquiring an additional 744,200 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 13.7% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,476,454 shares of the company’s stock valued at $252,077,000 after acquiring an additional 419,403 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 27.4% during the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 897,173 shares of the company’s stock worth $53,284,000 after buying an additional 193,148 shares during the last quarter. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel LLC increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 1,373.4% during the fourth quarter. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel LLC now owns 202,282 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,014,000 after buying an additional 188,553 shares during the last quarter. Finally, PGGM Investments acquired a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter worth approximately $9,104,000. 93.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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