Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) Holdings Decreased by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp lessened its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPCGet Rating) by 74.6% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 2,924 shares of the company’s stock after selling 8,579 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp’s holdings in Edgewell Personal Care were worth $101,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 2.5% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,216,241 shares of the company’s stock valued at $227,950,000 after purchasing an additional 153,278 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 3.8% in the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 3,128,559 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,724,000 after acquiring an additional 115,360 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 3.6% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,725,388 shares of the company’s stock worth $99,940,000 after acquiring an additional 93,562 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in Edgewell Personal Care by 7.1% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,029,304 shares of the company’s stock valued at $74,702,000 after purchasing an additional 135,214 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management grew its stake in Edgewell Personal Care by 1.1% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,446,625 shares of the company’s stock valued at $53,048,000 after purchasing an additional 15,133 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.26% of the company’s stock.

Edgewell Personal Care Trading Up 0.3 %

Shares of NYSE EPC opened at $41.26 on Thursday. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 1-year low of $32.00 and a 1-year high of $51.86. The company has a current ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. The company has a 50-day moving average of $38.92 and a two-hundred day moving average of $37.96. The company has a market cap of $2.12 billion, a PE ratio of 22.42 and a beta of 0.88.

Edgewell Personal Care Announces Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 29th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 28th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.45%. Edgewell Personal Care’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 32.61%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Canaccord Genuity Group assumed coverage on Edgewell Personal Care in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $36.00 to $35.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 11th. StockNews.com started coverage on Edgewell Personal Care in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. The Goldman Sachs Group lowered Edgewell Personal Care from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $47.00 to $42.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 25th. Finally, Barclays upped their target price on shares of Edgewell Personal Care from $31.00 to $35.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, November 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.80.

Edgewell Personal Care Profile

(Get Rating)

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.

Further Reading

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding EPC? Visit HoldingsChannel.com to get the latest 13F filings and insider trades for Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPCGet Rating).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC)

Receive News & Ratings for Edgewell Personal Care Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Edgewell Personal Care and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.