Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE: EPC) May Be Attracting Institutional Investments

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Edgewell Personal Care Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results.

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Stocks Info

Edgewell Personal Care Co is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Consumer Defensive sector and is a part of the Household & Personal Products industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $39.47 and fluctuated between $39.63 as its day high and $38.23 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Edgewell Personal Care Co is $1.98B. A total of 0.68 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 392.88K shares.

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. 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

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Edgewell Personal Care Co pays an annual dividend of $0.61, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.56%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.26. EPC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/6/2024 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/4/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/4/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 12/5/2023. The EPC stock dividend was $0.15 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EPC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $44.22 with high estimates of $53.00 and low estimates of $34.00. 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 $0.7 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.79 per share and a lower estimate of $0.48. The company reported an EPS of $0.72 in the last quarter, which was 12.50% higher than expectations of $0.64.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. EPC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $479.20M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.32B in debt and $536.80M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $30.90, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.58B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. 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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