Putnam Investments buys $185,924,352 stake in Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC)

Edgewell Personal Care Co (EPC) : Putnam Investments scooped up 88,197 additional shares in Edgewell Personal Care Co during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Nov 14, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 2,274,304 shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co which is valued at $185,924,352.Edgewell Personal Care Co makes up approximately 0.45% of Putnam Investments’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys reduced its stake in EPC by selling 2,705 shares or 23.68% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,720 shares of EPC which is valued at $655,221. Edgewell Personal Care Co makes up approx 0.01% of Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Sys’s portfolio.Calvert Investment Management boosted its stake in EPC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 400 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,126 shares of Edgewell Personal Care Co which is valued at $384,809. Edgewell Personal Care Co makes up approx 0.01% of Calvert Investment Management’s portfolio.Aperio Group reduced its stake in EPC by selling 95 shares or 0.58% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 16,209 shares of EPC which is valued at $1,213,568. Edgewell Personal Care Co makes up approx 0.01% of Aperio Group’s portfolio.First Manhattan Co reduced its stake in EPC by selling 50 shares or 1.14% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,342 shares of EPC which is valued at $332,684.

Edgewell Personal Care Co opened for trading at $80.44 and hit $81.33 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $80.81, with a gain of 0.26% or 0.21 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 4,01,163 shares. Company has a market cap of $4,764 M.

On the company’s financial health, Edgewell Personal Care Co reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on Nov 10, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.96. The company had revenue of $610.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $572.29 million. The company’s revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.64 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Edgewell Personal Care Co. Edgewell Personal Care Co was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Sep 12, 2016.

Edgewell Personal Care Company formerly Energizer Holdings Inc. is engaged in providing personal care products. The Company offers its products in various categories including shaving sun care feminine care infant care skin care and pet care. It offers a portfolio of over 25 brands in more than 50 countries. The Company offers its shaving products under the brands including Schick Wilkinson Sword Personna Edge and Skintimate. The Company offers its sun care products under the brands which include Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic. It offers its feminine care products under the brands including Stayfree Carefree o.b. and Playtex. The Company offers its infant care products under the brand which includes Playtex. It offers its skin care products under the brands which include Playtex and Wet Ones. The Company offers its pet care products under the brand which includes Litter Genie.

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