Media stories about Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Edgewell Personal Care earned a news sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.35024969645 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE EPC) opened at $59.71 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $3,290.00, a PE ratio of 853.00, a P/E/G ratio of 3.31 and a beta of 0.89. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Edgewell Personal Care has a 1 year low of $55.94 and a 1 year high of $82.06.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $564.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $588.28 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 0.25% and a return on equity of 12.54%. Edgewell Personal Care’s quarterly revenue was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.06 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.92 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have commented on EPC shares. Citigroup decreased their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $87.00 to $77.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 10th. TheStreet lowered shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $80.00 to $65.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Edgewell Personal Care presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $74.83.

In related news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich purchased 1,500 shares of Edgewell Personal Care stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $57.08 per share, for a total transaction 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 acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 0.97% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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