Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Edgewell Personal Care Co. manufactures and markets personal care products. The company’s brand consists of Schick(R) and Wilkinson Sword(R) men’s and women’s shaving systems and disposable razors; Edge(R) and Skintimate(R) shave preparations; Playtex(R), Stayfree(R), Carefree(R) and o.b. (R) feminine care products; Banana Boat(R) and Hawaiian Tropic(R) sun care products; Playtex(R) infant feeding, Diaper Genie(R) and gloves; Wet Ones(R) moist wipes. Edgewell Personal Care Co., formerly known as Energizer Holdings, is based in St Louis, United States. “

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Societe Generale lowered shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $61.00 to $65.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. SunTrust Banks raised their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care to $50.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Jefferies Financial Group raised their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, Barclays set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $53.45.

NYSE EPC traded up $0.72 on Monday, hitting $57.97. 3,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 815,382. The firm has a market cap of $3.06 billion, a PE ratio of 14.42, a P/E/G ratio of 5.42 and a beta of 0.85. Edgewell Personal Care has a 12 month low of $39.50 and a 12 month high of $76.76. The company has a quick ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $620.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $619.95 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 2.85% and a positive return on equity of 10.99%. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.11 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.48 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of EPC. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 15.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,272,107 shares of the company’s stock worth $467,871,000 after purchasing an additional 1,231,893 shares in the last quarter. Legion Partners Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the first quarter worth about $37,144,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 48.2% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,999,604 shares of the company’s stock worth $100,897,000 after purchasing an additional 650,234 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 141.3% in the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,054,016 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,457,000 after purchasing an additional 617,145 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 33.9% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,432,593 shares of the company’s stock worth $72,289,000 after purchasing an additional 362,477 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.82% 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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