Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE:EPC) traded at $35.02 at last check on Friday, Nov 20, making a downturn move of -0.48% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $35.19 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.9 with the day’s price range being $34.68 – 35.66. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 28.26. In terms of its 52-week price range, EPC has a high of $38.97 and a low of $20.51. The company’s stock has gained about 24.27% over that past 30 days.
Edgewell has a market cap of $1.82 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 08, 2021- Feb 12, 2021. With its Forward Dividend at 0 and a yield of 0%, the company’s investors could be worried for the EPC stock to lose ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.24, with the EPS growth for the year declined at $2.72 for 2020 and $2.92 for next year. These figures represent 0% and at 0.07% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the EPC stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.
Based on estimates by 10 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 5 have rated the Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) stock as a Hold, while 4 rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 1 suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the EPC stock currently stands at 25.7, and the current price level is 14.7% off its SMA20 and 18.59% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 68.74 while the volatility over the past week is 3.99% and jumps to 4.45% over the past one month. The beta value is 0.9, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 1.47. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $38.9, with the estimates having a low of $32 and a high of $53. These price ends are -8.62% and +51.34% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +5.65% if the EPC share price touches on the median price of $37.
Let’s briefly compare Edgewell (EPC) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -0.48% and +15.24% over the past 12 months for EPC betters that of Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB), which has seen its stock price fall -1.4% in the latest trading session and is +4.8% over the last one year. Another of its peers Chewy Inc (CHWY) has climbed 2.98% today, and is +202.95% up over the past year, while International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) is also down -0.48% yet its price remains in the green at 15.24% over the same period. Kimberly-Clark has a P/E ratio of 20.32 compared to Edgewell’s 28.26 and Chewy’s 0. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -0.68% and -0.75%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE:EPC), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 464.73 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 788.73 Million. Current shares outstanding are 54.36 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 0.4% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 96.57%. The data shows that short shares as of October 29, 2020, stood at 4Million at a short ratio of 11.71. This represents a 7.37% Short interest in Shares outstanding on October 29, 2020. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 3.93 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock +13.11% up in year-to-date price movement.