In today’s session Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) registered an unusually high (100) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious EPC increase. With 100 contracts traded and 174 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: EPC170120C00085000 closed last at: $1.35 or 3.6% down. About 33,476 shares traded hands. Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has declined 1.74% since April 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.00% the S&P500.
Analysts await Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.66 earnings per share, down 2.94% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.68 per share. EPC’s profit will be $38.01 million for 30.58 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual earnings per share reported by Edgewell Personal Care Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -37.74% negative 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. Citigroup initiated the shares of EPC in a report on Monday, December 7 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Thursday, February 4. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Monday, November 16. Bank of America upgraded the shares of EPC in a report on Thursday, October 8 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, September 11 by UBS. The stock of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 3 to “Hold”. As per Wednesday, July 29, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Societe Generale. The stock of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 16 by Goldman Sachs.
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 $4.65 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. It has a 26.94 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: 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 Company To Webcast A Discussion Of Fourth Quarter And …” published on October 20, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Edgewell Personal Care Announces Retirement Of Ward M. Klein As Executive …” on April 29, 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: “Edgewell Personal Care Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results and Updates …” with publication date: August 02, 2016.
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