Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.80-4.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.68.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. FIX raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care to a positive rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. Bank of America Corp. downgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $84.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, September 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group cut their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $77.00 to $75.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $97.00 to $94.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $85.88.

Earnings History and Estimates for Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC)

Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) opened at 75.14 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $76.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $79.78. The company’s market capitalization is $4.43 billion. Edgewell Personal Care Co. has a 52-week low of $67.94 and a 52-week high of $88.00.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.10. The company earned $610.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $572.35 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 10.27% and a negative net margin of 4.02%. Edgewell Personal Care’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care Co. will post $3.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Point72 Asset Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the second quarter valued at $10,264,000. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 303.0% in the second quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,326 shares of the company’s stock valued at $113,000 after buying an additional 997 shares in the last quarter. EverPoint Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the second quarter valued at $7,597,000. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 19.4% in the second quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 152,942 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,910,000 after buying an additional 24,894 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co boosted its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 32.7% in the second quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 22,312 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,883,000 after buying an additional 5,498 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 86.20% of the company’s stock.

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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