Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) gapped up before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $79.39, but opened at $79.63. Edgewell Personal Care shares last traded at $80.74, with a volume of 131,911 shares traded.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on EPC. Jefferies Group lowered shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $95.00 to $87.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Citigroup Inc. cut their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $97.00 to $94.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $93.00 price target (up from $88.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Friday, July 15th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $87.50.

The company’s market cap is $4.78 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $83.65 and its 200 day moving average is $80.00.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.12. The business earned $645.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $647.55 million. The company’s revenue was down 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.17 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co. will post $3.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPC. Andra AP fonden raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 127.4% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 19,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,497,000 after buying an additional 10,700 shares in the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 28.5% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 23,870 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,391,000 after buying an additional 5,295 shares in the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. raised its position in 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 valued at $3,848,000 after buying an additional 17,204 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 14.9% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 49,853 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,907,000 after buying an additional 6,469 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 3.0% in the fourth quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 92,965 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,347,000 after buying an additional 2,717 shares in the last quarter.

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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