Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) – Equities research analysts at KeyCorp lowered their Q1 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report issued on Thursday. KeyCorp analyst J. Gere now anticipates that the firm will post earnings per share of $0.67 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.76. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Edgewell Personal Care’s Q2 2017 earnings at $1.28 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.73 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $3.88 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.81 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.33 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.77 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.25 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $4.16 EPS.

EPC has been the subject of several other reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $79.00 target price (up from $75.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Friday. Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $97.00 to $94.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. FIX upgraded Edgewell Personal Care to a “positive” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Bank of America Corp. downgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $84.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, September 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.38.

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

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) opened at 81.31 on Monday. Edgewell Personal Care has a 12 month low of $67.94 and a 12 month high of $88.00. The firm’s market capitalization is $4.79 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $77.12 and a 200 day moving average price of $79.77.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 10th. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.10. Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 11.57% and a net margin of 7.57%. The business earned $610.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $572.35 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.64 EPS. Edgewell Personal Care’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of EPC. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 31.1% in the third quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 2,451,790 shares of the company’s stock worth $194,967,000 after buying an additional 581,254 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 15.8% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,585,152 shares of the company’s stock worth $205,571,000 after buying an additional 353,674 shares during the last quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 299.1% in the first quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. now owns 399,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,136,000 after buying an additional 299,051 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Group LTD increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 24.0% in the third quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 1,302,053 shares of the company’s stock worth $103,539,000 after buying an additional 252,307 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL increased its stake in shares of 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 worth $160,252,000 after buying an additional 229,618 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.95% of the company’s stock.

About Edgewell Personal Care

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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