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.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.13. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 3.67% and a return on equity of 10.94%. The firm 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 firm posted $1.31 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, research analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.43 EPS for the current year.

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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