In today’s session Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) registered an unusually high (2,517) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the February, 2017 call, expecting serious EPC increase. With 2,517 contracts traded and 25174 open interest for the Feb, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: EPC170217C00095000 closed last at: $1.1 or 15.4% down. About 172,420 shares traded hands. Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has declined 1.04% since April 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 4.97% the S&P500.
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 6.62% above today’s ($81.6) stock price. 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 Wednesday, November 18. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 3 to “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 8 by Bank of America. As per Wednesday, July 29, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. UBS upgraded the shares of EPC in a report on Friday, September 11 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by Citigroup. Societe Generale initiated Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) on Thursday, January 7 with “Hold” rating. As per Monday, December 7, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, November 16 report. Jefferies maintained Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) on Friday, August 26 with “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 $4.84 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. It has a 27.24 P/E ratio. 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: Marketwatch.com which released: “Edgewell Personal Care offers upbeat outlook” on November 10, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Edgewell Personal Care Acquires Bulldog Skincare Holdings Limited” published on November 01, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Edgewell Personal Care Company To Webcast A Discussion Of Fourth Quarter And …” on October 20, 2016. More interesting news about Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Edgewell Personal Care to Webcast Presentation at Barclays Global Consumer …” published on August 30, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Edgewell Personal Care Announces Retirement Of Ward M. Klein As Executive …” with publication date: April 29, 2016.
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