Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) PT Set at $37.00 by Barclays

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) has been given a $37.00 target price by equities researchers at Barclays in a research note issued on Saturday. The firm presently has a “sell” rating on the stock. Barclays‘s price objective points to a potential downside of 12.61% from the company’s previous close.

Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $49.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Tuesday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 14th. Deutsche Bank dropped their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $49.00 to $43.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 14th. Bank of America upgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co dropped their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $51.00 to $48.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.73.

NYSE:EPC opened at $42.34 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 0.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.03, a PEG ratio of 4.47 and a beta of 0.66. Edgewell Personal Care has a 1-year low of $35.85 and a 1-year high of $59.16.



Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $457.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $445.53 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 4.33% and a return on equity of 11.57%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.20 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. CX Institutional acquired a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $42,000. Eukles Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $77,000. Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 46.7% in the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 2,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $82,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 17.1% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,797 shares of the company’s stock valued at $142,000 after purchasing an additional 554 shares during the period. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $149,000.

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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