News headlines about Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Edgewell Personal Care earned a news impact score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0456343232309 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Edgewell Personal Care stock opened at $46.96 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,713.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of -117.40, a P/E/G ratio of 3.66 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a quick ratio of 1.87, a current ratio of 2.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. Edgewell Personal Care has a one year low of $46.83 and a one year high of $78.04.

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Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by ($0.37). The company had revenue of $468.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $470.63 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 0.92% and a positive return on equity of 11.24%. The business’s revenue was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.66 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Edgewell Personal Care announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Thursday, February 8th that authorizes the company to buyback 10,000,000 shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $65.00 to $56.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Barclays set a $47.00 price target on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Deutsche Bank reduced their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $65.00 to $53.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Wells Fargo restated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $67.91.

In related news, CEO David P. Hatfield bought 3,969 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $50.38 per share, for a total transaction of $199,958.22. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 18,619 shares in the company, valued at approximately $938,025.22. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director R David Hoover bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were bought at an average price of $52.94 per share, with a total value of $52,940.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 10,021 shares of company stock valued at $511,551. Corporate insiders own 0.97% of the company’s stock.

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Edgewell Personal Care Company 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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