Jefferies Financial Group reiterated their hold rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a $38.00 target price on the stock.

A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, January 16th. Barclays set a $39.00 price target on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a sell rating in a report on Monday, November 19th. Citigroup lowered their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $65.00 to $50.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 15th. Morgan Stanley set a $45.00 price target on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Thursday, November 15th. Finally, SunTrust Banks lowered their price target on Edgewell Personal Care to $45.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $47.73.

EPC opened at $42.34 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $2.29 billion, a PE ratio of 11.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.47 and a beta of 0.66. Edgewell Personal Care has a one year low of $35.85 and a one year high of $59.16. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $457.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $445.53 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 11.57% and a net margin of 4.33%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.20 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.38 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. CX Institutional purchased a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter worth $42,000. Eukles Asset Management purchased a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter worth $77,000. Strs Ohio lifted its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 46.7% during the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 2,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $82,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in Edgewell Personal Care by 17.1% during the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,797 shares of the company’s stock worth $142,000 after buying an additional 554 shares during the period. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter worth $149,000.

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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