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 a possible profit of 43.86 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 75, implying potential capital losses of 2.75 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.86 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of EPC is 1.15.

EPC has traded between a high of 84.82 and a low of 69.63 over the past year. Currently the stock is 4.83 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 13.95 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.18 billion. EPC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.