Brokerages expect Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE: EPC) to report sales of $ 460.23 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts provided earnings estimates for Edgewell Personal Care. The lowest sales estimate is $ 455.50 million and the highest is $ 464.60 million. Edgewell Personal Care reported sales of $ 451.10 million in the same quarter last year, indicating a positive year-over-year growth rate of 2%. The company is expected to announce its next results on Tuesday, February 8.
According to Zacks, analysts expect Edgewell Personal Care to report annual revenue of $ 2.12 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $ 2.10 billion to $ 2 billion. $ 15 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect the company to report revenue of $ 2.14 billion, with estimates ranging from $ 2.09 billion to $ 2.21 billion. Zacks sales averages are an average based on a survey of sales analysts who provide coverage for Edgewell Personal Care.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) last released its results on Thursday, November 11. The company reported EPS of $ 1.01 for the quarter, beating Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $ 0.84 of $ 0.17. Edgewell Personal Care recorded a return on equity of 11.07% and a net margin of 5.61%. In the same quarter of the previous year, the company achieved earnings per share of $ 0.59.
Several analysts have recently weighed on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a âbuyâ rating to a âholdâ rating in a report released on Monday, November 15. Royal Bank of Canada increased its price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $ 52.00 to $ 55.00 and rated the stock as “outperforming” in a report released on Friday November 12th. TheStreet reduced Edgewell Personal Care from a âb-â grade to a âcâ grade in a report released on Thursday, November 11. Wells Fargo & Company raised its price target on Edgewell Personal Care from $ 37.00 to $ 41.00 and rated the company “underweight” in a report released on Friday, November 12. Finally, Citigroup lowered its target price on Edgewell Personal Care from $ 47.00 to $ 39.00 and set a âneutralâ rating on the stock in a report released on Friday, October 22. One stock research analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, five assigned a conservation rating, and one issued a buy rating for the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat data, Edgewell Personal Care has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $ 44.71.
NYSE: EPC opened at $ 44.53 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $ 2.42 billion, a P / E ratio of 21.00 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 2.12, a quick ratio of 1.47, and a debt to equity ratio of 0.78. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $ 39.48 and its 200-day moving average is $ 41.61. Edgewell Personal Care has a one-year minimum of $ 29.87 and a one-year maximum of $ 46.44.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 6. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 3 will receive a dividend of $ 0.15. This represents an annualized dividend of $ 0.60 and a return of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 2. Edgewell Personal Care’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 28.30%.
In addition, the insider Anne-Sophie Gaget sold 5,204 shares of the company in a transaction on Tuesday, November 16. The stock was sold for an average price of $ 43.33, for a total trade of $ 225,489.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In addition, director Carla C. Hendra sold 7,100 shares of the company in a transaction that took place on Tuesday, November 16. The stock was sold for an average price of $ 43.90, for a total value of $ 311,690.00. Disclosure of this sale can be found here. 0.98% of the shares are currently owned by insiders.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently increased or reduced their stakes in the stock. American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 14.8% in the 3rd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 3,083,101 shares of the company valued at $ 111,917,000 after purchasing an additional 396,451 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 0.9% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,871,962 shares of the company valued at $ 126,080,000 after purchasing an additional 25,969 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,817,584 shares of the company valued at $ 80,067,000 after purchasing an additional 47,220 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 5.7% in the 3rd quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 1,252,200 shares of the company valued at $ 45,455,000 after purchasing an additional 67,500 shares during the period. Finally, William Blair Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 49,003.7% in the 3rd quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 1,028,722 shares of the company valued at $ 37,343,000 after purchasing an additional 1,026,627 shares during the period. 94.95% of the shares are held by institutional investors and hedge funds.
About Edgewell Personal Care
Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and distributor of personal care products in the wet shaving, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of more than 25 brands. It manages its activities in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.
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