Barclays restated their sell rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) in a research report report published on Monday morning, AnalystRatings.com reports. Barclays currently has a $27.00 target price on the stock.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Thursday, May 9th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $50.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. SunTrust Banks raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a hold rating to a buy rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $35.00 to $40.00 in a report on Monday, July 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, May 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $41.09.
Edgewell Personal Care stock opened at $27.43 on Monday. Edgewell Personal Care has a 52 week low of $26.36 and a 52 week high of $59.16. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $28.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.53. The company has a market cap of $1.53 billion, a PE ratio of 7.79, a P/E/G ratio of 3.02 and a beta of 0.83.
In other Edgewell Personal Care news, insider Marisa Iasenza bought 2,200 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 17th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $32.78 per share, with a total value of $72,116.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 2,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $72,116. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director R David Hoover bought 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $31.40 per share, for a total transaction of $125,600.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 25,885 shares in the company, valued at $812,789. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 19,300 shares of company stock worth $613,232 in the last three months. Insiders own 0.99% of the company’s stock.
A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 24.4% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 68,448 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,845,000 after acquiring an additional 13,437 shares during the period. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 2nd quarter valued at $136,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 2,320.6% during the 2nd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 90,919 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,450,000 after acquiring an additional 87,163 shares during the period. Jefferies Group LLC bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 2nd quarter valued at $265,000. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 29,270 shares of the company’s stock valued at $775,000 after acquiring an additional 383 shares during the period. 96.28% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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