Legal & General Group Plc decreased its position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 13.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 65,988 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,500 shares during the quarter. Legal & General Group Plc owned 0.12% of Edgewell Personal Care worth $3,330,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Strs Ohio bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the second quarter worth about $116,000. Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the second quarter worth about $201,000. Strategic Global Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the first quarter worth about $224,000. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the first quarter worth about $288,000. Finally, 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 purchasing an additional 1,362 shares during the period. 95.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NYSE EPC opened at $46.63 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 1.25 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The stock has a market cap of $2.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.46 and a beta of 0.88. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 12 month low of $39.50 and a 12 month high of $73.51.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued 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. The firm had revenue of $620.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $619.95 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 10.99% and a negative net margin of 2.85%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.11 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.48 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley upped 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. TheStreet raised Edgewell Personal Care from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Citigroup boosted their target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $61.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Societe Generale downgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.18.

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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