Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $44.50.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on EPC shares. Bank of America upgraded Edgewell Personal Care from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $46.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, March 11th. Barclays set a $37.00 target price on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 9th. SunTrust Banks lifted their target price on Edgewell Personal Care to $45.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th.

NYSE:EPC opened at $30.89 on Friday. Edgewell Personal Care has a twelve month low of $30.36 and a twelve month high of $59.16. The firm has a market cap of $1.74 billion, a PE ratio of 8.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.59 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 2.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.13. Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 10.94% and a net margin of 3.67%. The business had revenue of $546.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $562.22 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.31 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.43 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director R David Hoover acquired 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 15th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $32.97 per share, for a total transaction of $494,550.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 13,385 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,303.45. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Marisa Iasenza acquired 2,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 17th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $32.78 per share, with a total value of $72,116.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 2,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $72,116. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 32,300 shares of company stock valued at $1,049,332 over the last 90 days. 0.99% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Fort L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the first quarter valued at about $26,000. Whittier Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the first quarter valued at about $35,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 1,539.2% in the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,295 shares of the company’s stock valued at $55,000 after acquiring an additional 1,216 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio raised its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 46.7% in the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 2,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $82,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the first quarter valued at about $131,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.63% 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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