Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR) had its target price hoisted by investment analysts at Jefferies Group from $50.00 to $51.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 15.23% from the company’s previous close.

The analysts wrote, “Analysts Conflictied on These Consumer Goods Names: Energizer (NYSE: ENR), Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) and Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) | Analyst Ratings

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Home » Analysts Conflictied on These Consumer Goods Names: Energizer (NYSE: ENR), Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) and Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT)”

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th. TheStreet started coverage on Energizer Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. SunTrust Banks Inc. upped their price target on Energizer Holdings from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. upped their price target on Energizer Holdings from $54.00 to $56.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $53.60.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) opened at 44.26 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $47.56 and its 200 day moving average is $47.92. Energizer Holdings has a 12 month low of $28.85 and a 12 month high of $53.41. The company has a market cap of $2.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.70 and a beta of 0.61.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 9th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.04. The firm earned $432.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $426.53 million. Energizer Holdings had a negative return on equity of 766.09% and a net margin of 7.81%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.61 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings will post $2.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ENR. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 44.4% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 25,936 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,335,000 after buying an additional 7,969 shares in the last quarter. Boothbay Fund Management LLC purchased a new position in Energizer Holdings during the first quarter worth $273,000. Squarepoint Ops LLC purchased a new position in Energizer Holdings during the first quarter worth $1,202,000. Babson Capital Management LLC increased its position in Energizer Holdings by 20.8% in the first quarter. Babson Capital Management LLC now owns 143,170 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,800,000 after buying an additional 24,700 shares during the period. Finally, Barclays PLC increased its position in Energizer Holdings by 35.6% in the first quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 67,937 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,717,000 after buying an additional 17,826 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.03% of the company’s stock.

Energizer Holdings Company Profile

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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