Allianz Asset Management AG bought a new position in shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 15,052 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,099,000.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. APG Asset Management N.V. raised its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 3.2% in the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,046,894 shares of the company’s stock worth $162,769,000 after buying an additional 63,565 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 47.2% in the third quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 57,730 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,591,000 after buying an additional 18,500 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc raised its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 32.6% in the third quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,836 shares of the company’s stock worth $305,000 after buying an additional 942 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 0.4% in the third quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 8,465 shares of the company’s stock worth $673,000 after buying an additional 36 shares during the period. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in shares of Edgewell Personal Care by 15.3% in the third quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 241,982 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,263,000 after buying an additional 32,112 shares during the period. 85.26% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) opened at 74.56 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $4.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.40 and a beta of 0.86. Edgewell Personal Care Co has a 1-year low of $72.79 and a 1-year high of $88.00. The company has a 50 day moving average of $76.53 and a 200 day moving average of $77.08.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66. Edgewell Personal Care had a net margin of 8.01% and a return on equity of 11.46%. The firm earned $485 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $496.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.68 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Edgewell Personal Care Co will post $3.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms recently issued reports on EPC. Barclays PLC set a $84.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Edgewell Personal Care from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 14th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Edgewell Personal Care and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 27th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $88.86.

About Edgewell Personal Care

Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.

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