Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC)’s share price traded up 3.6% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $79.27 and last traded at $78.95, with a volume of 725,190 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $76.24.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Citigroup Inc. cut their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $97.00 to $94.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $93.00 target price (up previously from $88.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, July 15th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Edgewell Personal Care presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.50.

The stock’s market cap is $4.61 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $82.49 and its 200 day moving average is $80.65.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $645.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $647.55 million. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.17 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co. will post $3.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care stock. I.G. Investment Management LTD. increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) by 53.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm 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 about 0.08% of Edgewell Personal Care worth $3,848,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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