Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) dropped 1.5% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $82.37 and last traded at $84.20, with a volume of 680,076 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $85.48.

EPC has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, April 15th. Jefferies Group cut shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $95.00 to $87.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $93.00 target price (up previously from $88.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, July 15th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $88.75.

The stock’s market cap is $4.98 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $83.38 and a 200 day moving average price of $79.46.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 29th. The company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17. The business had revenue of $611.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $608.18 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care Co. will post $3.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in EPC. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 312,218 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,471,000 after buying an additional 14,160 shares during the period. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 53.9% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 49,095 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,848,000 after buying an additional 17,204 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 14.9% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 49,853 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,907,000 after buying an additional 6,469 shares during the period. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 8.5% in the fourth quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. now owns 329,177 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,798,000 after buying an additional 25,676 shares during the period. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP boosted its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 66.2% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 100,339 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,863,000 after buying an additional 39,953 shares during the period.

Edgewell Personal Care Company, formerly Energizer Holdings, Inc, manufactures and markets personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. The Company operates through four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. The Company has a portfolio of over 25 brands.

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