Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) shares fell 3.8% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $36.04 and last traded at $35.21, 36,938 shares traded hands during mid-day trading. A decline of 96% from the average session volume of 949,467 shares. The stock had previously closed at $36.61.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on EPC. Barclays reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Wednesday. Citigroup downgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the company from $38.00 to $43.00 in a research note on Monday. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Tuesday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Monday, October 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Edgewell Personal Care presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.89.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $29.48 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $30.98. The company has a current ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. The company has a market cap of $2.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.60, a P/E/G ratio of 4.15 and a beta of 0.86.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 10th. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.27. The company had revenue of $454.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $445.95 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 13.41% and a negative net margin of 15.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.37 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 115.7% during the 3rd quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,769 shares of the company’s stock worth $55,000 after buying an additional 949 shares during the period. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 29,862.5% during the 4th quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,397 shares of the company’s stock worth $74,000 after buying an additional 2,389 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 54.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,864 shares of the company’s stock worth $78,000 after buying an additional 1,014 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the 4th quarter worth $92,000. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 33.3% during the 4th quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $99,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. 98.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Edgewell Personal Care Company Profile (NYSE:EPC)

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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