Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) – Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) recently:

  • 5/13/2019 – Edgewell Personal Care was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 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. “
  • 5/10/2019 – Edgewell Personal Care had its price target lowered by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. to $35.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 5/9/2019 – Edgewell Personal Care was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 5/6/2019 – Edgewell Personal Care was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 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. “
  • 4/29/2019 – Edgewell Personal Care was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. 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. “
  • 4/22/2019 – Edgewell Personal Care was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 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. “
  • 4/16/2019 – Edgewell Personal Care had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $39.00 to $41.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 4/16/2019 – Edgewell Personal Care was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. 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. “
  • 4/10/2019 – Edgewell Personal Care was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 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. “

Edgewell Personal Care stock opened at $31.69 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 2.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 52 week low of $30.36 and a 52 week high of $59.16. The firm has a market cap of $1.74 billion, a PE ratio of 9.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.59 and a beta of 0.66.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.13. Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 10.94% and a net margin of 3.67%. The company had revenue of $546.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $562.22 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.31 EPS. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue was down 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.43 EPS for the current year.

In other Edgewell Personal Care news, insider Marisa Iasenza purchased 2,800 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 23rd. The stock was bought at an average price of $31.22 per share, with a total value of $87,416.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $156,100. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Rod R. Little purchased 9,300 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 21st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $32.00 per share, with a total value of $297,600.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 14,575 shares in the company, valued at approximately $466,400. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 32,300 shares of company stock valued at $1,049,332 in the last three months. 0.99% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Fort L.P. acquired a new position in Edgewell Personal Care in the 1st quarter worth about $26,000. Whittier Trust Co. acquired a new position in Edgewell Personal Care in the 1st quarter worth about $35,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC grew its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 1,539.2% in the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,295 shares of the company’s stock valued at $55,000 after buying an additional 1,216 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio grew its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 46.7% in the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 2,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $82,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 1st quarter valued at about $131,000. 90.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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