Equities research analysts expect Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) to announce $0.25 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have made estimates for Edgewell Personal Care’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.20 to $0.36. Edgewell Personal Care reported earnings of $0.20 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 25%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care will report full-year earnings of $3.40 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.35 to $3.43. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $3.55 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.36 to $3.67. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Edgewell Personal Care.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 13th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.04. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 4.62% and a return on equity of 11.19%. The company had revenue of $537.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $555.76 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.00 earnings per share. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue was down 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays set a $39.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 19th. Citigroup decreased their target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $65.00 to $50.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 15th. Morgan Stanley set a $45.00 target price on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 14th. Finally, SunTrust Banks decreased their target price on Edgewell Personal Care to $45.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 14th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Edgewell Personal Care presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $49.27.

Edgewell Personal Care stock traded down $0.67 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $41.73. 742,101 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 593,893. Edgewell Personal Care has a one year low of $39.50 and a one year high of $62.67. The firm has a market cap of $2.29 billion, a PE ratio of 11.86, a PEG ratio of 3.92 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 0.87.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 1.5% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,987,533 shares of the company’s stock valued at $230,573,000 after purchasing an additional 74,263 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 23.1% in the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 269,510 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,458,000 after acquiring an additional 50,570 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 134.7% in the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 17,507 shares of the company’s stock worth $809,000 after acquiring an additional 10,048 shares in the last quarter. Smith Moore & CO. purchased a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $472,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 21.6% in the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 71,285 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,296,000 after acquiring an additional 12,678 shares in the last quarter.

Edgewell Personal Care Company 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.

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