Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) Position Increased by Rhumbline Advisers
Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 1.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 175,149 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,178 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $7,687,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Whittier Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the first quarter valued at about $35,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its stake 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 purchasing an additional 1,216 shares during the period. Eukles Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the fourth quarter valued at about $77,000. Strs Ohio lifted its stake 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 purchasing an additional 700 shares during the period. Finally, Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. acquired 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.
NYSE:EPC opened at $32.23 on Thursday. 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 Co has a twelve month low of $31.74 and a twelve month high of $59.16. The stock has a market cap of $1.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.59 and a beta of 0.66.
In other Edgewell Personal Care news, CEO Rod R. Little bought 9,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $32.00 per share, for a total transaction of $297,600.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 14,575 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $466,400. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director R David Hoover bought 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $32.97 per share, with a total value of $494,550.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 13,385 shares in the company, valued at approximately $441,303.45. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 29,500 shares of company stock valued at $961,916 over the last 90 days. 0.99% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Several brokerages recently commented on EPC. SunTrust Banks raised their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care to $45.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $39.00 to $41.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. Finally, Barclays set a $37.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Edgewell Personal Care presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.91.
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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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