Greenleaf Trust maintained its position in Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,929 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Greenleaf Trust’s holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $585,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Group LTD increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 65.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 1,180,479 shares of the company’s stock worth $95,065,000 after buying an additional 468,315 shares in the last quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 299.1% in the first quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. now owns 399,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,136,000 after buying an additional 299,051 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the second quarter worth approximately $10,879,000. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 75.8% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 287,380 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,143,000 after buying an additional 123,950 shares in the last quarter. Finally, HBK Investments L P increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 581.1% in the first quarter. HBK Investments L P now owns 126,684 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,202,000 after buying an additional 108,084 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.39% of the company’s stock.
Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) traded up 0.30% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $80.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 228,480 shares. Edgewell Personal Care Co. has a 12-month low of $67.94 and a 12-month high of $88.00. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $77.88 and its 200 day moving average price is $80.70. The stock’s market cap is $4.72 billion.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.12. The firm earned $645.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $647.55 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 10.27% and a negative net margin of 4.02%. The business’s revenue was down 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.17 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care Co. will post $3.48 earnings per share for the current year.
EPC has been the subject of a number of research reports. Citigroup Inc. lowered their target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $97.00 to $94.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group decreased their price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $77.00 to $75.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, June 20th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $93.00 price target (up previously from $88.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, July 15th. Finally, FIX upgraded Edgewell Personal Care to a “positive” rating in a report on Wednesday. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.88.
Edgewell Personal Care Company Profile
Edgewell Personal Care Company, formerly Energizer Holdings, Inc, manufactures and markets personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. The Company operates through four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. The Company has a portfolio of over 25 brands.
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