Dupont Capital Management Corp Boosts Stake in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC)

Dupont Capital Management Corp raised its position in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 61.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 8,667 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,305 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 115.7% during 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 during the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 54.8% during 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 during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 16.6% during 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 during the last quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $136,000. Finally, Harbour Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $220,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.89% of the company’s stock.

EPC has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Bank of America restated a “neutral” rating and set a $34.00 price target (up previously from $30.00) on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $50.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. TheStreet lowered shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Monday, October 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.64.

In other Edgewell Personal Care news, insider John N. Hill acquired 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 29th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $28.18 per share, with a total value of $197,260.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 29,808 shares in the company, valued at $839,989.44. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.99% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

EPC opened at $37.26 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $33.19 and a 200 day moving average of $31.61. The company has a market cap of $1.99 billion, a PE ratio of 10.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.19 and a beta of 0.88. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 12 month low of $26.36 and a 12 month high of $47.61. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 6th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $609.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $610.26 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 17.40% and a positive return on equity of 12.23%. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.91 EPS. Research analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Edgewell Personal Care 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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