Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) Shares Sold by Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 25.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,644 shares of the company’s stock after selling 551 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.’s holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $120,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPC. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 7.5% in the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 83,597 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,648,000 after buying an additional 5,817 shares during the period. British Columbia Investment Management Corp increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 77.0% in the third quarter. British Columbia Investment Management Corp now owns 13,293 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,057,000 after buying an additional 5,782 shares during the period. Creative Planning increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 0.6% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,949 shares of the company’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 11 shares during the period. Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the third quarter valued at approximately $217,000. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 1.3% in the third quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 26,342 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,095,000 after buying an additional 342 shares during the period. 85.26% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC)

Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) opened at 73.44 on Tuesday. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a one year low of $72.75 and a one year high of $88.00. The company has a market cap of $4.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.04 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a 50 day moving average of $75.87 and a 200-day moving average of $76.83.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.66. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 8.01% and a return on equity of 11.46%. The company earned $485 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $496.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.68 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post $3.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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EPC has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 20th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 2nd. Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Tuesday, January 10th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Monday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $88.86.

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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