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Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC) has experienced a decrease in hedge fund interest of late. EPC was in 25 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 32 hedge funds in our database with EPC positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare EPC to other stocks including Godaddy Inc (NYSE:GDDY), Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON), and Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, let’s view the latest action surrounding Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC).
How are hedge funds trading Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, down 22% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors has the biggest position in Edgewell Personal Care Co (NYSE:EPC), worth close to $149.6 million, amounting to 1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by York Capital Management, run by James Dinan, which holds a $63.8 million position; the fund has 2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish encompass Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management, Ric Dillon’s Diamond Hill Capital and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.