FDx Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 25.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,066 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,254 shares during the quarter. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $740,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 29.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,819,769 shares of the company’s stock valued at $327,486,000 after acquiring an additional 1,561,447 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,221,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $250,740,000 after acquiring an additional 28,652 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 10.0% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,688,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $129,118,000 after acquiring an additional 244,332 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 1.9% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,787,608 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,841,000 after acquiring an additional 33,625 shares during the period. Finally, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 16.0% in the third quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 1,553,992 shares of the company’s stock valued at $71,561,000 after acquiring an additional 213,970 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.34% of the company’s stock.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) opened at $45.40 on Friday. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $40.64 and a one year high of $60.07. The company has a market cap of $2,740.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.73. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 291.65% and a net margin of 11.48%. The company had revenue of $465.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $437.36 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.54 EPS. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post 3.05 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This is a positive change from Energizer Holdings’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is presently 34.27%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on ENR shares. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 target price (down from $62.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 target price (down from $54.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Monday, July 24th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 target price (down from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.88.

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In related news, CEO Alan R. Hoskins purchased 12,112 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The shares were bought at an average price of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction of $499,983.36. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 98,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,082,055.36. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Timothy W. Gorman purchased 6,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of $42.26 per share, for a total transaction of $266,238.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,974 shares in the company, valued at approximately $886,361.24. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

Energizer Holdings Profile

Energizer Holdings, Inc is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products. The Company is a designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products. It operates through four geographic segments: North America, which consists of the United States and Canada; Latin America, which includes its markets in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, which consists of its markets in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

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

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