Shares of Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $51.50.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on ENR. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on Energizer Holdings from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. upped their target price on Energizer Holdings from $54.00 to $56.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. SunTrust Banks Inc. upped their target price on Energizer Holdings from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Energizer Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, TheStreet began coverage on Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday, July 14th. They set a “sell” rating for the company.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) opened at 48.77 on Friday. Energizer Holdings has a one year low of $28.85 and a one year high of $53.41. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.02 billion, a PE ratio of 23.44 and a beta of 0.52. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $47.80 and its 200 day moving average price is $47.57.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.02. The firm earned $361 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $356.69 million. Energizer Holdings had a negative return on equity of 565.91% and a net margin of 8.07%. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was down 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.64 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings will post $2.27 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, VP Emily K. Boss sold 1,865 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.56, for a total value of $92,429.40. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 1,860 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $92,181.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.37% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 10.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,990,249 shares of the company’s stock valued at $256,948,000 after buying an additional 473,729 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 4.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 2,192,149 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,874,000 after buying an additional 83,476 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 1.0% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,761,049 shares of the company’s stock valued at $90,672,000 after buying an additional 18,119 shares in the last quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 13.6% in the second quarter. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. now owns 792,536 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,808,000 after buying an additional 94,940 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 54.2% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 779,329 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,126,000 after buying an additional 273,907 shares in the last quarter. 90.25% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Energizer Holdings

Energizer Holdings, Inc, formerly Energizer SpinCo, Inc, manufactures and markets batteries and portable lighting products. The Company is focused on household products business. The Company’s brands include Energizer and Eveready. In addition to the Energizer and Eveready brands, the Company also markets its flashlights under the Hard Case, Dolphin, and Weather Ready sub-brands.

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