Strs Ohio bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 2,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $116,000.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. First Republic Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 16.7% in the 1st quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 8,233 shares of the company’s stock valued at $402,000 after purchasing an additional 1,176 shares during the last quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC lifted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 16.4% during the first quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC now owns 8,972 shares of the company’s stock worth $438,000 after acquiring an additional 1,263 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 29.7% during the first quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,947 shares of the company’s stock worth $290,000 after acquiring an additional 1,362 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. lifted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 5.3% during the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 29,790 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,454,000 after acquiring an additional 1,490 shares during the last quarter. Finally, US Bancorp DE lifted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 3.7% during the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 49,895 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,436,000 after acquiring an additional 1,783 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.04% of the company’s stock.

EPC has been the subject of several research reports. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $53.00 to $61.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, August 10th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Morgan Stanley raised 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 research report on Friday, August 31st. Finally, Societe Generale downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.18.

Shares of EPC opened at $48.77 on Friday. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 12 month low of $39.50 and a 12 month high of $74.40. The company has a market cap of $2.71 billion, a PE ratio of 14.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.81 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, topping 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 company had revenue of $620.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $619.95 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.11 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.48 EPS for the current year.

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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