An Evaluation Of Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE: EPC) Prospects

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Edgewell Personal Care Company to Webcast a Discussion of First Quarter Fiscal Year 2024 Results on February 7, 2024.

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Stocks Info

EPC belongs to the Consumer Defensive sector of the NYSE while operating in the Household & Personal Products industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $37.39 and fluctuated between $37.67 as its day high and $36.58 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Edgewell Personal Care Co is $1.88B. A total of 0.54 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 383.26K shares.

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, EPC has seen 22 BUY and 22 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 203,076 and the disposition of 93,845 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 28 BUYs and 28 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 222,974 shares during that period but sold 109,134.

In the most recent transaction, HILL JOHN N sold 4,390 shares of EPC for 42.89 per share on Jun 14. After the transaction, the Chief Human Resources Officer now owns 72,725 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 17, O’Toole Eric F sold 4,000 shares at 43.95 per share. EPC shares that President, North America owns now total 13,688.

Dividend

Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Edgewell Personal Care Co pays an annual dividend of $0.62, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.67%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.13. EPC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/5/2023 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/4/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/4/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/6/2023. The EPC stock dividend was $0.15 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EPC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $43.11 with high estimates of $53.00 and low estimates of $33.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EPC has a high of $46.13 and a low of $33.71.

As of this writing, EPC has an earnings estimate of $0.06 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.07 per share and a lower estimate of $0.04. The company reported an EPS of $0.98 in the last quarter, which was 21.00% higher than expectations of $0.81.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for EPC is Buy with a score of 3.25.

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