Analyst Ratings for Edgewell Personal Care Co. (EPC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Edgewell Personal Care Co. (NYSE:EPC) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. EPC had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

15 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave EPC a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for EPC. The highest price target was 105, implying potential capital gains of 43.86 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 75, implying a possible loss of 2.75 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.63 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.04 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.26 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.86 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

EPC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 19.73 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. EPC has a PEG ratio of 1.15.

EPC has traded between a high of 84.82 and a low of 69.63 over the past year. Today's price is 4.83 percent above the 52-week low, and 13.95 percent lower than its 52-week high. EPC has a P/E ratio of 22.76. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EPC value stock report compares EPC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of EPC is $4.18 billion. EPC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.