Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) was upgraded by research analysts at FIX to a “positive” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

EPC has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group cut their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care to $77.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $97.00 to $94.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $93.00 price objective (up previously from $88.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Friday, July 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Bank of America Corp. lowered shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $84.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, September 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.88.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) traded up 0.82% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $79.74. 379,994 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Edgewell Personal Care has a 52-week low of $67.94 and a 52-week high of $88.00. The firm’s market cap is $4.70 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $77.87 and its 200 day moving average is $80.71.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last announced its 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. The company had revenue of $645.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $647.55 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 4.02% and a positive return on equity of 10.27%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care will post $3.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 3.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,523,920 shares of the company’s stock valued at $381,863,000 after buying an additional 150,387 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 2.0% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,183,111 shares of the company’s stock valued at $175,799,000 after buying an additional 41,836 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 3.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 2,076,143 shares of the company’s stock valued at $175,247,000 after buying an additional 69,007 shares during the last quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 5.5% in the second quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 1,983,329 shares of the company’s stock valued at $167,413,000 after buying an additional 103,039 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 13.8% in the second quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 1,898,499 shares of the company’s stock valued at $160,252,000 after buying an additional 229,618 shares during the last quarter. 86.39% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Edgewell Personal Care Company Profile

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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