Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) shares dropped 1.1% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $76.91 and last traded at $77.22, with a volume of 381,697 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $78.05.

EPC has been the subject of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group lowered their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care to $77.00 in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. 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. Citigroup Inc. lowered 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, August 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $93.00 price objective (up from $88.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Edgewell Personal Care presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $87.50.

The stock’s market capitalization is $4.55 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of $82.71 and a 200-day moving average of $80.68.

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

A number of hedge funds have made changes to their positions in EPC. 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. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 10.0% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 732,975 shares of the company’s stock worth $57,443,000 after buying an additional 66,448 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter worth $4,436,000.

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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