Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) is Attracting Smart Money


In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) reported that GAMCO Investors has picked up 1,439,567 of common stock as of 2017-04-28.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by GAMCO Investors to a total of 1,131,551 representing less than 2.51% stake in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. Its Wet shave products are sold under the Schick, Wilkinson Sword, Edge, Skintimate, Shave Guard and Personna brand names. Its Sun and Skin Care products are sold under the Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Wet Ones and Playtex brand names and offers Wet Ones, portable hand wipes category, and Playtex household gloves, the branded household glove in the United States. Its Feminine Care segment markets its products under the Playtex, Stayfree, Carefree and o.b. brands and markets pads and liners. Its All Other segment includes infant care, pet care and miscellaneous other products.

A glance at Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 4.03 Billion based on 57.42 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $71.49 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2015-11-18, Hatfield picked up 5,000 at a purchase price of $76.55. This brings their total holding to 22,675 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Klein unload 38,000 shares at a sale price of $133.81. This brings their total holding to 86,911.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.

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