Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) Share Price

News coverage about Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Edgewell Personal Care earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.4130516473004 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Citigroup increased their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $53.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 29th. Deutsche Bank dropped their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $48.00 to $43.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group raised their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Edgewell Personal Care has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.18.

NYSE:EPC traded up $0.08 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $56.47. The stock had a trading volume of 441,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 790,224. Edgewell Personal Care has a 1-year low of $39.50 and a 1-year high of $76.76. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.07 billion, a PE ratio of 14.18, a PEG ratio of 5.44 and a beta of 0.85.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.13. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 2.85% and a positive return on equity of 10.99%. The business had revenue of $620.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $619.95 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.11 EPS. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.48 EPS for the current fiscal 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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