Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) had its target price hoisted by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $49.00 to $53.00 in a report released on Friday. The firm currently has an “equal weight” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price indicates a potential downside of 5.83% from the company’s previous close.

EPC has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America boosted their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th. Citigroup boosted their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $53.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 29th. UBS Group started coverage on Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $54.00 price objective on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, Barclays set a $38.00 price objective on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Edgewell Personal Care presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.18.

Shares of EPC traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $56.28. The stock had a trading volume of 2,074 shares, compared to its average volume of 690,242. Edgewell Personal Care has a 52 week low of $39.50 and a 52 week high of $76.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a current ratio of 1.25. The company has a market capitalization of $3.07 billion, a PE ratio of 14.18, a P/E/G ratio of 5.44 and a beta of 0.85.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.13. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 10.99% and a negative net margin of 2.85%. The company had revenue of $620.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $619.95 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.11 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Legion Partners Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 1st quarter worth $37,144,000. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 2nd quarter worth $201,000. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 34.6% in the 1st quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 48,270 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,357,000 after acquiring an additional 12,410 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank grew its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 2.1% in the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 94,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,594,000 after acquiring an additional 1,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 4.0% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,488,774 shares of the company’s stock worth $170,321,000 after acquiring an additional 135,267 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.04% of the company’s stock.

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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