Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) Director Daniel J. Heinrich bought 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $32.55 per share, for a total transaction of $97,650.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 7,530 shares in the company, valued at $245,101.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
Shares of Edgewell Personal Care stock opened at $33.81 on Thursday. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 12-month low of $32.02 and a 12-month high of $59.16. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 2.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.79 billion, a PE ratio of 9.61, a P/E/G ratio of 3.70 and a beta of 0.66.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported $1.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $546.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $562.22 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 3.67% and a return on equity of 10.94%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.31 EPS. As a group, research analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.42 earnings per share for the current year.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on EPC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. SunTrust Banks cut their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care to $35.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 10th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co upped their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $39.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Edgewell Personal Care has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.91.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of EPC. Fort L.P. acquired a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 1st quarter worth $26,000. Whittier Trust Co. acquired a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 1st quarter worth $35,000. CX Institutional acquired a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 4th quarter worth $42,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 1,539.2% during the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,295 shares of the company’s stock worth $55,000 after purchasing an additional 1,216 shares during the period. Finally, Eukles Asset Management acquired a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 4th quarter worth $77,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.48% of the company’s stock.
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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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