According to Zacks, “Edgewell Personal Care Co. manufactures and markets personal care products. The company’s brand consists of Schick(R) and Wilkinson Sword(R) men’s and women’s shaving systems and disposable razors; Edge(R) and Skintimate(R) shave preparations; Playtex(R), Stayfree(R), Carefree(R) and o.b. (R) feminine care products; Banana Boat(R) and Hawaiian Tropic(R) sun care products; Playtex(R) infant feeding, Diaper Genie(R) and gloves; Wet Ones(R) moist wipes. Edgewell Personal Care Co., formerly known as Energizer Holdings, is based in St Louis, United States. “
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their target price on 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. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a hold rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Thursday, February 7th. ValuEngine upgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th. SunTrust Banks lifted their target price on Edgewell Personal Care to $45.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Finally, Barclays set a $37.00 target price on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a sell rating in a research note on Saturday, February 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $45.82.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $457.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $445.53 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 11.57% and a net margin of 4.33%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.20 EPS. Research analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in EPC. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care in the 4th quarter valued at about $33,544,000. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care in the 4th quarter valued at about $8,517,000. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care in the 4th quarter valued at about $6,934,000. Brandes Investment Partners LP raised its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 18.0% in the 4th quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 1,026,209 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,329,000 after acquiring an additional 156,665 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 7.0% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,270,946 shares of the company’s stock valued at $84,821,000 after acquiring an additional 147,982 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.12% of the company’s stock.
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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