Allianz Asset Management GmbH purchased a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 8,071 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $394,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 4.0% during the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,488,774 shares of the company’s stock worth $170,321,000 after buying an additional 135,267 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 37.5% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,349,370 shares of the company’s stock worth $65,876,000 after buying an additional 367,693 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 141.3% during the 1st quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,054,016 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,457,000 after buying an additional 617,145 shares during the period. Legion Partners Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 1st quarter worth $37,144,000. Finally, Seizert Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 34.6% during the 1st quarter. Seizert Capital Partners LLC now owns 536,254 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,180,000 after buying an additional 137,902 shares during the period. 94.54% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on EPC shares. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $53.00 to $49.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Bank of America boosted their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 16th. Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $53.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 29th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Edgewell Personal Care has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.50.

EPC opened at $55.23 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.98 billion, a PE ratio of 13.91, a P/E/G ratio of 5.40 and a beta of 0.85. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 1-year low of $39.50 and a 1-year high of $76.76. The company has a quick ratio of 1.15, a current ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

About Edgewell Personal Care

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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