Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 5.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 296,658 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,610 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.52% of Edgewell Personal Care worth $21,588,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPC. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 2.4% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 8,379 shares of the company’s stock worth $637,000 after acquiring an additional 199 shares in the last quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. increased its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 6.9% in the second quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. now owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $236,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Bank increased its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 0.5% in the second quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 45,915 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,357,000 after acquiring an additional 215 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 0.8% in the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 31,883 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,423,000 after acquiring an additional 257 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 0.7% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 36,270 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,757,000 after acquiring an additional 260 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.71% of the company’s stock.

Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) opened at $60.99 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,416.54, a PE ratio of 15.32, a P/E/G ratio of 3.34 and a beta of 0.87. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a fifty-two week low of $55.94 and a fifty-two week high of $82.06.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $564.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $588.28 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 12.54% and a net margin of 0.25%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.06 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.85 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Bank of America lowered their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $79.00 to $77.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 13th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, November 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Edgewell Personal Care presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $76.27.

In other news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich acquired 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $57.08 per share, for a total transaction of $85,620.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 3,530 shares in the company, valued at $201,492.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.64% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Edgewell Personal Care Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC)

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