State of Tennessee Treasury Department Buys 10,000 Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC)

State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 20.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 59,100 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $4,323,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 28.6% in the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 0.4% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,989 shares of the company’s stock valued at $145,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. purchased a new position in Edgewell Personal Care during the first quarter valued at $212,000. World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 0.3% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,588 shares of the company’s stock valued at $262,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 230.6% in the third quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 4,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 2,790 shares during the last quarter. 85.26% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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

Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) traded up 0.14% during trading on Friday, reaching $70.72. The company had a trading volume of 808,891 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $72.28 and its 200-day moving average is $75.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.98 and a beta of 0.86. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 1-year low of $69.63 and a 1-year high of $88.00.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $611 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $608.13 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 8.01% and a return on equity of 11.46%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.17 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post $3.84 earnings per share for the current year.

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EPC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Monday, March 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, March 24th. Barclays PLC set a $84.00 price target on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised Edgewell Personal Care from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 14th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price target (up from $74.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.00.

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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