Gamco Investors INC. ET AL Lowers Position in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC)

Gamco Investors INC. ET AL decreased its position in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPCFree Report) by 3.3% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,005,478 shares of the company’s stock after selling 33,875 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned about 2.01% of Edgewell Personal Care worth $36,831,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Lighthouse Investment Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Edgewell Personal Care during the fourth quarter worth about $2,762,000. TFO Wealth Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 32,900.0% in the fourth quarter. TFO Wealth Partners LLC now owns 990 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,000 after purchasing an additional 987 shares in the last quarter. SageView Advisory Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the fourth quarter valued at about $339,000. US Bancorp DE lifted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 49.1% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 23,813 shares of the company’s stock valued at $872,000 after purchasing an additional 7,841 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aigen Investment Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care in the fourth quarter valued at about $267,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.91% of the company’s stock.

Edgewell Personal Care Trading Down 0.1 %

Shares of NYSE:EPC traded down $0.05 during trading on Thursday, reaching $38.47. The stock had a trading volume of 162,857 shares, compared to its average volume of 369,914. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $38.06 and a 200-day moving average price of $37.49. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. The stock has a market cap of $1.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.13 and a beta of 0.84. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a fifty-two week low of $33.71 and a fifty-two week high of $43.90.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPCGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.14. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 5.40% and a return on equity of 9.29%. The firm had revenue of $599.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $606.74 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.56 earnings per share. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts anticipate that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 2.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Edgewell Personal Care Announces Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 6th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.56%. Edgewell Personal Care’s dividend payout ratio is currently 25.10%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several analysts have issued reports on EPC shares. Canaccord Genuity Group upped their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $52.00 to $53.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 9th. StockNews.com raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Barclays upped their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $37.00 to $40.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, May 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, Edgewell Personal Care has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.25.

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About Edgewell Personal Care

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Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.

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