Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 3,761 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $286,000.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPC. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 7.7% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 17,272 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,264,000 after buying an additional 1,240 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 86,606 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,334,000 after buying an additional 466 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 28.6% in the 1st quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.6% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 669,597 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,974,000 after buying an additional 3,664 shares during the period. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 8.5% in the 1st quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 7,931 shares of the company’s stock valued at $579,000 after buying an additional 620 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.33% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have weighed in on EPC shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $77.00 price objective (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective (down previously from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Energizer Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.38.

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Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE EPC) opened at 73.97 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $74.20 and its 200 day moving average is $73.78. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $69.63 and a 52 week high of $84.45. The firm has a market cap of $4.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.82 and a beta of 0.97.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 8.80% and a return on equity of 12.71%. The company had revenue of $637.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $648.13 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.66 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $3.98 EPS for the current year.

Energizer Holdings Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC)

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