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.

Several price targets were given for EPC by the analysts covering the stock. 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 potential capital losses 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.63 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.04 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.26 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of EPC to grow at a rate of 19.73 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of EPC is 1.15.

EPC has a 52-week high of 84.82 and a 52-week low of 69.63. Currently the stock is 4.83 percent higher than its 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.