Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 2,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $211,000.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 8.5% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,057,051 shares of the company’s stock valued at $232,397,000 after buying an additional 238,452 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 0.3% during the third quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 2,084,655 shares of the company’s stock valued at $151,700,000 after buying an additional 7,050 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 929.8% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,094,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $83,214,000 after buying an additional 988,336 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 3.8% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 861,965 shares of the company’s stock valued at $65,527,000 after buying an additional 31,900 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 2.5% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 563,019 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,800,000 after buying an additional 13,886 shares during the period. 91.71% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Bank of America dropped their target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $79.00 to $77.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 13th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $65.00 target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.27.

In related news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich purchased 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $57.08 per share, for a total transaction of $85,620.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 3,530 shares in the company, valued at approximately $201,492.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $59.68. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 487,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 559,646. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a current ratio of 2.26. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 12 month low of $55.94 and a 12 month high of $82.06. The firm has a market cap of $3,348.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.02, a P/E/G ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 0.87.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $564.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $588.28 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 12.54% and a net margin of 0.25%. The business’s revenue was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.06 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Edgewell Personal Care Profile

Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC)

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