Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on EPC. ValuEngine cut Edgewell Personal Care from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Barclays set a $38.00 price objective on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Citigroup cut their price objective on Edgewell Personal Care from $61.00 to $53.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Deutsche Bank dropped their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $48.00 to $43.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $49.00 to $45.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Edgewell Personal Care has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.18.

NYSE EPC traded down $0.77 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $48.77. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 645,225 shares, compared to its average volume of 475,866. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a current ratio of 1.25. Edgewell Personal Care has a fifty-two week low of $39.50 and a fifty-two week high of $74.40. The company has a market cap of $2.71 billion, a PE ratio of 12.28, a P/E/G ratio of 4.81 and a beta of 0.88.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $620.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $619.95 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 10.99% and a negative net margin of 2.85%. Edgewell Personal Care’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.11 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care will post 3.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Strs Ohio acquired a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 2nd quarter valued at $116,000. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the 2nd quarter worth about $201,000. Strategic Global Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the 1st quarter worth about $224,000. M&T Bank Corp acquired a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the 1st quarter worth about $265,000. Finally, Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the 1st quarter worth about $288,000. 95.04% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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.

Read More: Stop Order

Analyst Recommendations for Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC)

Receive News & Ratings for Edgewell Personal Care Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Edgewell Personal Care and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.