Employees Retirement System of Texas increased its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 75.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 24,500 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,500 shares during the period. Employees Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $1,236,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of EPC. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 15.3% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,272,107 shares of the company’s stock worth $467,871,000 after purchasing an additional 1,231,893 shares during the period. Legion Partners Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the first quarter worth approximately $37,144,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 48.2% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,999,604 shares of the company’s stock worth $100,897,000 after acquiring an additional 650,234 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 141.3% during the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,054,016 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,457,000 after acquiring an additional 617,145 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 33.9% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,432,593 shares of the company’s stock worth $72,289,000 after acquiring an additional 362,477 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.04% of the company’s stock.

NYSE EPC opened at $53.28 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 1.25 and a quick ratio of 0.79. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 1-year low of $39.50 and a 1-year high of $75.16. The company has a market capitalization of $2.95 billion, a PE ratio of 15.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.22 and a beta of 0.88.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.13. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 2.85% and a positive return on equity of 10.99%. The company had revenue of $620.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $619.95 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.11 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.48 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on EPC shares. Bank of America boosted their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, July 16th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $49.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, August 31st. Citigroup boosted their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $53.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 29th. UBS Group started coverage on Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Thursday, July 19th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $54.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co restated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.18.

About Edgewell Personal Care

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.

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