AMG National Trust Bank Boosts Stake in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC)

AMG National Trust Bank raised its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 5.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 28,292 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,338 shares during the quarter. AMG National Trust Bank owned approximately 0.05% of Edgewell Personal Care worth $919,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 115.7% in the 3rd quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,769 shares of the company’s stock worth $55,000 after purchasing an additional 949 shares in the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 54.8% in the 2nd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,864 shares of the company’s stock worth $78,000 after purchasing an additional 1,014 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 16.6% in the 3rd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,417 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after purchasing an additional 487 shares in the last quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 2nd quarter worth $136,000. Finally, MainStreet Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the 3rd quarter worth $204,000. 98.50% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several brokerages recently commented on EPC. TheStreet lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. ValuEngine raised Edgewell Personal Care from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 14th. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Monday, October 21st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $50.00 price objective on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Edgewell Personal Care currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $35.63.

Shares of EPC traded up $0.81 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $31.02. The stock had a trading volume of 649,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 673,291. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a PE ratio of 8.91, a PEG ratio of 4.17 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 1.58 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $33.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.70. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 12 month low of $26.36 and a 12 month high of $46.55.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 12th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $528.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $527.67 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a positive return on equity of 12.22% and a negative net margin of 16.48%. Edgewell Personal Care’s quarterly revenue was down 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.11 earnings per share. As a group, analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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