In today’s session Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) registered an unusually high (2,016) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious EPC increase. With 2,016 contracts traded and 24274 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: EPC161118C00085000 closed last at: $1.6 or 11.1% down. About 71,541 shares traded hands. Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has risen 0.68% since March 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.66% the S&P500.
Analysts await Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) to report earnings on November, 11. They expect $0.97 EPS, up 51.56% or $0.33 from last year’s $0.64 per share. EPC’s profit will be $57.72M for 20.57 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by Edgewell Personal Care Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 46.97% EPS growth.
Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) Ratings Coverage
Out of 7 analysts covering Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE:EPC), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”. This means 29% are positive. $117 is the highest target while $75 is the lowest. The $87 average target is 9.00% above today’s ($79.82) stock price. Edgewell Personal Care Company has been the topic of 19 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was initiated by Societe Generale on Thursday, January 7 with “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 16 by Goldman Sachs. On Monday, November 16 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. As per Thursday, October 8, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, November 18 report. Jefferies downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, May 3 report. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Monday, December 7 with “Overweight”. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Citigroup on Thursday, February 4. The rating was upgraded by UBS to “Neutral” on Friday, September 11. On Wednesday, July 29 the stock rating was initiated by Bank of America with “Neutral”.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Edgewell Personal Care Co. manufactures and markets personal care products. The company’s brand consists of Schick(R) and Wilkinson Sword(R) men’s and women’s shaving systems and disposable razors; Edge(R) and Skintimate(R) shave preparations; Playtex(R), Stayfree(R), Carefree(R) and o.b. (R) feminine care products; Banana Boat(R) and Hawaiian Tropic(R) sun care products; Playtex(R) infant feeding, Diaper Genie(R) and gloves; Wet Ones(R) moist wipes. Edgewell Personal Care Co., formerly known as Energizer Holdings, is based in St Louis, United States.”
Edgewell Personal Care Company, formerly Energizer Holdings, Inc., makes and markets personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. The company has a market cap of $4.75 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm has a portfolio of over 25 brands.
EPC Company Profile
Edgewell Personal Care Company (Edgewell), formerly Energizer Holdings, Inc., incorporated on September 23, 1999, is engaged in providing personal care products. The Firm offers its products in various categories, including shaving, sun care, feminine care, infant care, skin care and pet care. It offers a portfolio of over 25 brands in more than 50 countries.
More notable recent Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Edgewell Personal Care to Webcast Presentation at Barclays Global Consumer …” on August 30, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Energizer Holdings, Inc. Completes Spin Off from Parent Company Edgewell …” published on July 01, 2015, Barrons.com published: “Edgewell Personal Care Could Have 40% Upside” on May 07, 2016. More interesting news about Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: “Edgewell Personal Care Declines After Jefferies Downgrades Stock” published on May 03, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Edgewell Personal Care Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results and Updates …” with publication date: August 02, 2016.
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