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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EPC. The most optimistic 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. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.63 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.04 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.26 percent. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of EPC to grow at a rate of 19.73 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 4.83 percent, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.