Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) shares 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.

EPC has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, June 20th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $93.00 price objective (up from $88.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price objective (down from $87.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $97.00 to $94.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $87.50.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $83.68 and its 200 day moving average is $80.01. The firm’s market capitalization is $4.83 billion.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.12. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. The firm had revenue of $645.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $647.55 million. Edgewell Personal Care’s quarterly revenue was down 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co. will post $3.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Andra AP fonden boosted 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 during the period. Eaton Vance Management boosted 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 during the period. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted 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 during the period. US Bancorp DE boosted 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 during the period. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. boosted 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 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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