News stories about Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Edgewell Personal Care earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.6132277218134 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Bank of America reduced their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $79.00 to $77.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 13th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Edgewell Personal Care has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.27.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) traded down $0.04 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $59.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,045,940 shares, compared to its average volume of 560,202. Edgewell Personal Care has a one year low of $55.94 and a one year high of $82.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a current ratio of 2.26. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,338.65, a PE ratio of 14.98, a PEG ratio of 3.27 and a beta of 0.87.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 0.25% and a return on equity of 12.54%. The business had revenue of $564.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $588.28 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.06 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Edgewell Personal Care news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich purchased 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $57.08 per share, for a total transaction of $85,620.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,530 shares in the company, valued at $201,492.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.64% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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