In today’s session Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) recorded an unusually high (387) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 put, expecting serious EPC decrease. With 387 contracts traded and 47194 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: EPC161118P00075000 closed last at: $2.35 or 0% . About 65,213 shares traded hands. Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has declined 4.73% since March 16, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.27% the S&P500.
Analysts await Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) to report earnings on November, 11. They expect $0.97 earnings per share, up 51.56% or $0.33 from last year’s $0.64 per share. EPC’s profit will be $57.44M for 19.72 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual earnings per share 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. Edgewell Personal Care Company has been the topic of 19 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Deutsche Bank on Monday, November 16. On Monday, November 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. Citigroup maintained the shares of EPC in a report on Thursday, February 4 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) on Friday, August 26 with “Hold” rating. Bank of America initiated Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) on Wednesday, July 29 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, September 11 by UBS. The stock of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, December 7 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, October 8. Societe Generale initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 7 report. Jefferies downgraded the shares of EPC in a report on Tuesday, May 3 to “Hold” rating.
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 $4.53 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 Barrons.com with their article: “Edgewell Personal Care Could Have 40% Upside” published on May 07, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Energizer Holdings, Inc. Completes Spin Off from Parent Company Edgewell …” on July 01, 2015. More interesting news about Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Edgewell Personal Care Announces Retirement Of Ward M. Klein As Executive …” published on April 29, 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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