Brokerages forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) will report $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have made estimates for Edgewell Personal Care’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.06 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.09. Edgewell Personal Care posted earnings per share of $1.00 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, November 8th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care will report full year earnings of $3.48 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.46 to $3.50. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $3.64 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.55 to $3.72. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow Edgewell Personal Care.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.13. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 2.85% and a positive return on equity of 10.99%. The firm had revenue of $620.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $619.95 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.11 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research analysts have commented on EPC shares. Citigroup raised their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $53.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, August 10th. TheStreet raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $49.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, August 31st. Finally, Societe Generale downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.18.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Strs Ohio purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care in the 2nd quarter worth $116,000. Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the second quarter valued at about $201,000. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the first quarter valued at about $288,000. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd increased its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 216.3% in the second quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd now owns 5,811 shares of the company’s stock valued at $293,000 after acquiring an additional 3,974 shares during the period. Finally, Alambic Investment Management L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the second quarter valued at about $323,000. 95.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NYSE:EPC traded up $1.17 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $45.47. The stock had a trading volume of 618,506 shares, compared to its average volume of 483,514. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 1.25 and a quick ratio of 0.79. Edgewell Personal Care has a one year low of $39.50 and a one year high of $68.11. The company has a market cap of $2.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.45, a PEG ratio of 5.18 and a beta of 0.94.

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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