Time to Buy Edgewell Personal Care Co After Today’s Option Traders Bet?

 Time to Buy Edgewell Personal Care Co After Today's Option Traders Bet?

In today’s session Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) registered an unusually high (200) 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 200 contracts traded and 37964 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: EPC161118C00080000 closed last at: $1.3 or 7.1% down. About 174,030 shares traded hands. Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has declined 7.18% since March 31, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.70% 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 $56.68 million for 19.36 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 company was maintained on Thursday, February 4 by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 16 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 26 by Jefferies. Deutsche Bank maintained Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) rating on Wednesday, November 18. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $80 price target. Deutsche Bank maintained Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) rating on Monday, November 16. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $80 price target. Bank of America upgraded Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) on Thursday, October 8 to “Buy” rating. Bank of America initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $100 target price in Wednesday, July 29 report. The stock of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, December 7 by Citigroup. UBS upgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $90 target price in Friday, September 11 report. Jefferies downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $87 target price in Tuesday, May 3 report.

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 $4.39 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 Acquires Bulldog Skincare Holdings Limited” on November 01, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Edgewell Personal Care Announces Retirement Of Ward M. Klein As Executive …” published on April 29, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Edgewell Personal Care to Webcast Presentation at Barclays Global Consumer …” on August 30, 2016. More interesting news about Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) were released by: Barrons.com and their article: “Edgewell Personal Care Could Have 40% Upside” published on May 07, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Energizer Holdings, Inc. Completes Spin Off from Parent Company Edgewell …” with publication date: July 01, 2015.

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