Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) Saw a 52-Week Low

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The company is now down from yesterday’s close of 66.66. Shares are trading at $65.58 marginally under $72.33, the 50 day moving average and which is significantly below the 200 day moving average of $73.36. The 50 day moving average moved down $-6.75 whereas the 200 day moving average was down $-7.78 or -10.60%.

Traders are a little more bearish on Edgewell Personal Care Company if you look at the uptick in short interest. The stock saw a rise in short interest of 11.69% as of the latest report on September 29, 2017. Short shares increased 600,707 over that timeframe. Days to cover decreased -1.0 to 14.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.10% as of September 29.

Edgewell Personal Care Company, launched on September 23, 1999, 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 and a global footprint in more than 50 countries. The Company manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. Its Wet shave products are sold under the Schick, Wilkinson Sword, Edge, Skintimate, Shave Guard and Personna brand names. Its Sun and Skin Care products are sold under the Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Wet Ones and Playtex brand names. Its Feminine Care segment markets its products under the Playtex, Stayfree, Carefree and o.b. brands. Its All Other segment includes infant care, pet care, and miscellaneous other products..

These firms have modified their investment in EPC. As of the end of the quarter Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC/oh had acquired 334 shares growing its stake by 3.8%. The value of the total investment in Edgewell Personal Care Company went from $668,000 to $664,000 a change of 0.6% quarter to quarter. As of quarter end State Treasurer State Of Michigan had sold a total of 2,200 shares trimming its position 9.3%. The value of the investment in EPC decreased from $1,797,000 to $1,560,000 decreasing 13.2% quarter over quarter.

Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc cut its investment by selling 36,932 shares a decrease of 5.0% in the quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc currently owns 697,341 shares valued at $50,746,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 9.1%. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.v. divested its position by shedding 2,561 shares a decrease of 96.4% from 03/31/2017 to 09/30/2017. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.v. now holds 96 shares worth $7,000. The value of the position overall is down by 96.4%.

August 9 investment analysts at Deutsche Bank kept the stock rating at “Hold” and lowered the price expectation to $77.00 from $85.00. On August 11 Citigroup maintained a stock rating of “Buy” but lowered the price target from $94.00 to $87.00.

Edgewell Personal Care Company currently has a P/E ratio of 18.46 and the market cap of the company is 3.74B. In the last earnings report the EPS was $3.55 and is estimated to be $3.97 for the current year with 56,971,000 shares presently outstanding. Analysts expect next quarter’s EPS will be $0.70 with next year’s EPS anticipated to be $4.13.

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