News stories about Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Edgewell Personal Care earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.1787397457993 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- 10 Awful Stocks to Kick to the Curb – Investorplace.com (investorplace.com)
- Consumer Goods stock Report of Yesterday – Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- Energizer Holdings (ENR) Looks Good: Stock Adds 5.5% in Session (finance.yahoo.com)
Edgewell Personal Care (EPC) opened at $60.48 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Edgewell Personal Care has a 52-week low of $55.94 and a 52-week high of $82.06. The stock has a market cap of $3,350.00, a PE ratio of 864.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.41 and a beta of 0.89.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on EPC shares. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Bank of America decreased their price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $79.00 to $77.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 13th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Edgewell Personal Care in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Barclays downgraded shares of Edgewell Personal Care from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $74.83.
In other news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich purchased 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $57.08 per share, for a total transaction of $85,620.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $201,492.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 0.97% of the company’s stock.
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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