Shares of Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. (NYSE:PBH) fell 1.5% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $47.32 and last traded at $47.45, with a volume of 186,926 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $48.19.

A number of research firms have recently commented on PBH. Sidoti upgraded Prestige Brands Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Prestige Brands Holdings in a research report on Wednesday. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target on shares of Prestige Brands Holdings in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prestige Brands Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Prestige Brands Holdings in a research report on Friday, July 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $59.80.

The company has a market capitalization of $2.65 billion and a P/E ratio of 38.83. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $53.64 and its 200 day moving average is $53.02.

Prestige Brands Holdings (NYSE:PBH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $209.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $208.18 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. will post $2.35 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Prestige Brands Holdings news, VP Samuel C. Cowley sold 32,599 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.67, for a total transaction of $1,782,187.33. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 49,525 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,707,531.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP John Parkinson sold 25,143 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.57, for a total value of $1,346,910.51. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 76,255 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,084,980.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have bought and sold shares of the stock. Employees Retirement System of Texas acquired a new stake in Prestige Brands Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,647,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Prestige Brands Holdings by 63.7% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 37,394 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,925,000 after buying an additional 14,546 shares in the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department acquired a new stake in Prestige Brands Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,116,000. Matarin Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Prestige Brands Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,848,000. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in Prestige Brands Holdings by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 91,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,698,000 after buying an additional 865 shares in the last quarter.

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc is engaged in the marketing, sales and distribution of over-the-counter healthcare and household cleaning products. The Company operates through three segments: North American Over-the-Counter (OTC) Healthcare; International Over-the-Counter Healthcare, and Household Cleaning.

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