Edgewell Personal Care Co. (EPC) Shares Down 1.1%
Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) was down 1.1% on Tuesday . The company 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.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on EPC shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 4th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price objective (down previously from $87.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $93.00 price objective (up previously from $88.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $97.00 to $94.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $87.50.
The firm’s market cap is $4.49 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $82.49 and its 200 day moving average price is $80.65.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.12. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. The company earned $645.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $647.55 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care Co. will post $3.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
An institutional investor recently raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care stock. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) by 53.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 49,095 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 17,204 shares during the period. I.G. Investment Management LTD. owned approximately 0.08% of Edgewell Personal Care worth $3,848,000 at the end of the most recent reporting 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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