Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPCGet Free Report) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.29.

EPC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Barclays upped their target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $36.00 to $37.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. StockNews.com started coverage on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Thursday, August 17th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock.

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Institutional Investors Weigh In On Edgewell Personal Care

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 4th quarter worth approximately $215,269,000. Credit Agricole S A acquired a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 2nd quarter valued at $82,300,000. Marshall Wace LLP boosted its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 1,134.8% in the 2nd quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 529,901 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,890,000 after purchasing an additional 486,988 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 1,821.5% during the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 397,098 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,404,000 after purchasing an additional 376,432 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC boosted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 70.2% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 802,371 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,698,000 after purchasing an additional 331,059 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.91% of the company’s stock.

Edgewell Personal Care Price Performance

Shares of EPC stock opened at $38.85 on Friday. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $38.62 and its 200 day moving average is $41.05. Edgewell Personal Care has a 1-year low of $36.17 and a 1-year high of $46.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.71 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The company has a market cap of $1.97 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.27 and a beta of 0.94.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPCGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.17. The firm had revenue of $650.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $642.45 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 5.19% and a return on equity of 9.15%. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.86 EPS. Research analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care will post 2.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Edgewell Personal Care Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 6th. Edgewell Personal Care’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 26.67%.

Edgewell Personal Care Company Profile

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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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