Bayesian Capital Management LP bought a new stake in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 3,151 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $240,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in EPC. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 2.5% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 563,019 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,800,000 after acquiring an additional 13,886 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 122,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,343,000 after buying an additional 2,700 shares during the period. FIL Ltd raised its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 27.7% during the 2nd quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 355,185 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,001,000 after buying an additional 77,123 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 861,965 shares of the company’s stock valued at $65,527,000 after buying an additional 31,900 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,852,063 shares of the company’s stock valued at $368,853,000 after buying an additional 18,725 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 89.33% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have commented on EPC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price objective (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Societe Generale raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $83.00 to $90.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 target price (down previously from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.38.

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Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE EPC) opened at 71.55 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $74.19 and its 200-day moving average is $73.62. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $69.63 and a one year high of $84.45. The company has a market cap of $4.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.14 and a beta of 0.94.

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

Energizer Holdings 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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