US Bancorp DE increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) by 4.2% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 48,112 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,949 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $2,857,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 13.7% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,476,454 shares of the company’s stock worth $252,077,000 after purchasing an additional 419,403 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 0.3% during the third quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 2,084,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $151,700,000 after purchasing an additional 7,050 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 6.4% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 598,912 shares of the company’s stock worth $43,582,000 after purchasing an additional 35,893 shares during the period. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 22.2% during the fourth quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 392,044 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,283,000 after purchasing an additional 71,329 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 19.0% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 352,891 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,959,000 after purchasing an additional 56,233 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.07% of the company’s stock.
In other news, CEO David P. Hatfield purchased 3,969 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The shares were bought at an average price of $50.38 per share, with a total value of $199,958.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 18,619 shares in the company, valued at approximately $938,025.22. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, VP Anthony J. Bender purchased 1,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $50.02 per share, for a total transaction of $72,529.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 14,359 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $718,237.18. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 6,419 shares of company stock valued at $323,077 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 0.97% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE EPC) opened at $54.48 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 2.65 and a quick ratio of 1.87. The stock has a market cap of $2,752.80, a P/E ratio of -136.20, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 0.74. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a one year low of $46.83 and a one year high of $82.06.
Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.37). The business had revenue of $468.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $470.63 million. Edgewell Personal Care had a negative net margin of 0.92% and a positive return on equity of 11.24%. Edgewell Personal Care’s revenue was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.66 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post 3.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Edgewell Personal Care declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, February 8th that permits the company to repurchase 10,000,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
Edgewell Personal Care Company Profile
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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