Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 9.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 20,464 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,785 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $1,489,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of EPC. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 8.5% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,057,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $232,397,000 after acquiring an additional 238,452 shares in the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL lifted its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 0.3% during the third quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 2,084,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $151,700,000 after acquiring an additional 7,050 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 929.8% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,094,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $83,214,000 after acquiring an additional 988,336 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 3.8% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 861,965 shares of the company’s stock worth $65,527,000 after acquiring an additional 31,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 2.5% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 563,019 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,800,000 after acquiring an additional 13,886 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.71% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) opened at $59.13 on Wednesday. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 12 month low of $55.94 and a 12 month high of $82.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,354.33, a PE ratio of 15.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 firm had revenue of $564.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $588.28 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.06 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have weighed in on EPC. Zacks Investment Research lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 target price (up from $86.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub raised Edgewell Personal Care from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Bank of America dropped their price target 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. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $76.27.

In related news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich bought 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $57.08 per share, with a total value of $85,620.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,530 shares in the company, valued at $201,492.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 0.64% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Edgewell Personal Care 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC)

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