Does Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) Have Insiders Selling Shares?


As of Wednesday close, Edgewell Personal Care Company’s (NYSE:EPC) stock was up $0.12, moving up 0.29 percent to $41.26. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 268,120 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.33 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 374,660, while in the previous 50 days, it was 464,434.

Since last month, EPC stock rose 2.64%. Shares of the company fell to $37.19 on 11/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $51.86 was reached on 01/14/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $32.00. Since the beginning of this year, EPC’s stock price has dropped by -9.74% or -$4.45, and marked a new high 8 times. However, the stock has declined by -20.44% since its 52-week high.

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EPC stock investors should be aware that Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 36 days ago on Oct 19. HILL JOHN N, the Chief Human Resources Officer of the company, disposed of 0 shares for $37.79 on Oct 19. It resulted in a $16 divestment by the insider. O’Toole Eric F sold 7,000 shares at an average price of $37.00 on Mar 15. The insider now owns 12,237 shares following the transaction. On Mar 01, Director Hendra Carla C sold 3,799 shares at $35.04 apiece. The transaction was valued at $133,103.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) has a P/E ratio of about 22.28. The stock’s beta is 0.91. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.98, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.47, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 163.23 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.15 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.15. On Monday November 23 2020, a $0.10 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Edgewell Personal Care Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 1.70, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.95, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.97. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 40.70% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 5.70%. Based on annual data, EPC earned $879.4 million in gross profit and brought in $2.17 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 3.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 6.60%.

In Edgewell Personal Care Company’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $1.36 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Edgewell Personal Care Company to report $0.7 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.86 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 22.90%. The liabilities of Edgewell Personal Care Company were 2.25 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $1.43 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Edgewell Personal Care Company’s (EPC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 15.90%, the RSI 9-day stood at 64.42% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Edgewell Personal Care Company price is up by +3.33% percent or $1.33. At present, EPC shares trade +4.43% above its 20-day simple moving average and +14.10% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +10.74% above its SMA50 and +10.94% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 80.31% and Stochastic coefficient D was 78.99%, while ATR was 1.06. Given the Stochastic reading of 79.71% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 60.62%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.60, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.88.

Analyst Ratings

Canaccord Genuity launched its rating on Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) to a Buy in a note to investors on November 17, 2022. Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, EPC is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Edgewell Personal Care Company stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $44.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $35.00 – $53.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) will achieve an average price target of $43.89.


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