The Russell Investments Group Ltd. Invests $1,181,000 in Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC)

Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) during the fourth quarter Girls, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor purchased 16,032 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,181,000.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Toronto Dominion Bank increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 14.0% in the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,512 shares of the company’s stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 186 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 27.0% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 1,923 shares of the company’s stock valued at $153,000 after buying an additional 409 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning increased its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 7.7% in the third quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 2,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter Tools & Accessories. Finally, Citizens Financial Group Inc RI increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 61.5% in the third quarter. Citizens Financial Group Inc RI now owns 3,206 shares of the company’s stock valued at $255,000 after buying an additional 1,221 shares in the last quarter. 85.26% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) opened at 73.14 on Friday. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 52 week low of $72.75 and a 52 week high of $88.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.20 billion, a PE ratio of 22.95 and a beta of 0.86. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $75.59 and a 200 day moving average price of $76.74.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66. Edgewell Personal Care had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 8.01%. The company had revenue of $485 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $496.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.68 EPS. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue was down 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post $3.79 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have weighed in on EPC. Barclays PLC set a $84.00 price target on Edgewell Personal Care and gave the stock a «hold» rating in a report on Saturday, February 18th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a «buy» rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Friday, March 24th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a «buy» rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Monday, March 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Edgewell Personal Care from a «buy» rating to a «hold» rating in a report on Tuesday, December 20th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of «Buy» and a consensus target price of $88 Shorts & Trousers.86.

Edgewell Personal Care Company Profile

Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave Swimwear, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands Knickers & Bras. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.

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