Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 453.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 204,775 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 167,791 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned approximately 0.33% of Energizer worth $9,390,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Airain ltd lifted its stake in Energizer by 107.1% in the second quarter. Airain ltd now owns 30,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,449,000 after acquiring an additional 15,604 shares during the last quarter. DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co purchased a new position in Energizer in the third quarter worth approximately $4,743,000. Blue Rock Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Energizer by 275.0% in the second quarter. Blue Rock Advisors LLC now owns 30,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,440,000 after acquiring an additional 22,000 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in Energizer by 34.8% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 75,192 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,610,000 after acquiring an additional 19,400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Timpani Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Energizer in the second quarter worth approximately $1,059,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.27% of the company’s stock.

Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE ENR) traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $47.48. 613,900 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 723,880. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.75. Energizer Holdings Inc has a fifty-two week low of $40.64 and a fifty-two week high of $60.07. The firm has a market cap of $2,831.28, a PE ratio of 15.87, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.59.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a $0.29 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. This is a positive change from Energizer’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.44%. Energizer’s payout ratio is currently 36.02%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. KeyCorp set a $55.00 price target on shares of Energizer and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Off Wall Street began coverage on shares of Energizer in a research report on Monday, October 30th. They set a “sell” rating for the company. Citigroup reduced their price objective on shares of Energizer from $54.00 to $52.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Energizer in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.88.

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Energizer Company 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.

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