Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) by 222.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,626 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,502 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC’s holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $306,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of EPC. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. raised its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 299.1% in the first quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. now owns 399,051 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,136,000 after buying an additional 299,051 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 6.1% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 384,467 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,942,000 after buying an additional 22,157 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 4.9% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 673,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $54,237,000 after buying an additional 31,600 shares during the last quarter. York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 17.8% in the first quarter. York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC now owns 615,490 shares of the company’s stock valued at $49,565,000 after buying an additional 92,841 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd raised its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 15.2% in the first quarter. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 85,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,868,000 after buying an additional 11,238 shares during the last quarter. 86.45% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) opened at 76.09 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $78.96 and its 200-day moving average is $80.92. The company’s market cap is $4.49 billion. Edgewell Personal Care Co. has a 12 month low of $67.94 and a 12 month high of $88.00.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released 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. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 10.27% and a negative net margin of 4.02%. The firm had revenue of $645.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $647.55 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.17 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co. will post $3.48 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on EPC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, June 20th. Bank of America Corp. lowered shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $84.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, September 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group dropped their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $77.00 to $75.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $93.00 price target (up previously from $88.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. dropped 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 report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.88.

About Edgewell Personal Care

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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