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.

EPC was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 105, which equates to a potential upside of 43.86 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 75, which equates to a potential downside of 2.75 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.63 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of EPC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 19.73 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. EPC has a PEG ratio of 1.15.

In the trailing 52-weeks, EPC hit 84.82 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 69.63. 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 price/earnings 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.