Equities analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) will report $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Edgewell Personal Care’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.36 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.20. Edgewell Personal Care posted earnings of $0.20 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 25%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, February 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care will report full-year earnings of $3.40 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.35 to $3.43. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $3.55 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.36 to $3.67. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Edgewell Personal Care.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 13th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.04. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 4.62% and a return on equity of 11.19%. The business had revenue of $537.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $555.76 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.00 EPS. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue was down 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year.

EPC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup raised their target price 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. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $64.00 target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Wednesday, November 14th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $49.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, August 31st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Edgewell Personal Care currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $49.27.

NYSE:EPC traded down $0.33 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $42.18. The stock had a trading volume of 83,547 shares, compared to its average volume of 596,703. Edgewell Personal Care has a 1-year low of $39.50 and a 1-year high of $62.67. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.30 billion, a PE ratio of 11.97, a PEG ratio of 3.93 and a beta of 0.64.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 25.9% during the 2nd quarter. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,425 shares of the company’s stock worth $375,000 after acquiring an additional 1,528 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 30,270 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,527,000 after acquiring an additional 2,045 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the 2nd quarter worth about $402,000. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board lifted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 28.4% during the 2nd quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 330,310 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,667,000 after acquiring an additional 73,000 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 15.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,272,107 shares of the company’s stock worth $467,871,000 after acquiring an additional 1,231,893 shares during the period.

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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