Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC): Is it a better investment

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Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE:EPC) changes shares on Monday trading session, with a change of -0.77% or -$0.22 shares. The trading starts at $28.30 and closed at $28.43 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $27.50 and day high was $28.30 on Monday, June 22. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 0.51 million while its average volume is 734.93K. In other hand, the EPC market cap reached to $1.53B. While, its current target price is $28.21 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 6.33% and up 2.77% for month. Its quarterly performance was 33.25% above, while its half year performance is down -9.35%. EPC yearly performance stood at positive 1.22% and fall -8.88% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Edgewell Personal Care Company is 2.70.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. EPC EPS (TTM) for 12-month is -6.84. EPS for this year is -398.00%, while for the next year its value is 3.07. Its EPS Q/Q reached -59.80%. It has an EPS of -41.30% down for past five years and for the next five years will be down -8.50%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on EPC for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 4 of 11 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 1 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 6 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 12 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 12, 1 rated it sell, 4 rated it as Buy and 7 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $26.00-$56.00. Average target price for EPC was reached at $35.27.

Blackrock Inc., Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and FMR, LLC are the top three holders in Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 6.21 million shares which valued 149.6 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 6.13 million shares which valued at 147.52 million. On Mar 30, 2020, FMR, LLC has a total of 3.87 million shares which valued at 93.28 million. In the end, FMR, LLC have 7.13% shares outstanding of Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.10% and institutional holding shifted to 95.90%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of -6.84. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 11 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.82, while 1.11 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for EPC published in the report was 0.72-0.92 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 1.11 which is higher than 0.92 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for EPC fall -6.84% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 0.95% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -4.46%. The moving average value for Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) is 29.17 and 28.41 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in EPC stock. On Aug 29, HILL JOHN N, Chief Human Resources Officer, bought 7,000 trading shares at the cost of $28.18, which valued at 0.2 million. On Aug 09, HOOVER R DAVID, Director, bought 6,000 shares at the cost of $30.22, with total shares of 10,000. On Aug 08, HOOVER R DAVID, Director, bought 4,000 shares at the cost of 31.40. After this transaction, HOOVER R DAVID total shares reached to 4,000 which valued at 0.13 million.