Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

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News headlines about Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Edgewell Personal Care earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.6985652539592 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on EPC shares. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $53.00 to $49.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 20th. ValuEngine lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Citigroup dropped their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $61.00 to $53.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Bank of America dropped their target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $50.00 to $45.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Edgewell Personal Care has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.18.

Shares of NYSE EPC traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $48.22. 711,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 810,437. Edgewell Personal Care has a fifty-two week low of $39.50 and a fifty-two week high of $78.04. The firm has a market cap of $2.58 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.18, a P/E/G ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a current ratio of 1.82.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.13. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 11.51% and a negative net margin of 0.95%. The firm had revenue of $608.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $603.29 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.21 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.44 earnings per share for the current year.

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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