Ancora Advisors LLC lowered its position in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 6.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 278,592 shares of the company’s stock after selling 18,882 shares during the period. Ancora Advisors LLC owned about 0.40% of Energizer worth $12,578,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of ENR. WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Energizer in the third quarter worth $228,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in shares of Energizer by 4.9% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 5,160,218 shares of the company’s stock worth $302,647,000 after acquiring an additional 243,347 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Energizer by 247.1% in the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 148,086 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,685,000 after acquiring an additional 105,420 shares during the period. MML Investors Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Energizer by 45.0% in the third quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 6,214 shares of the company’s stock worth $364,000 after acquiring an additional 1,929 shares during the period. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC bought a new stake in shares of Energizer in the third quarter worth $246,000. 78.51% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NYSE:ENR opened at $45.22 on Thursday. Energizer Holdings Inc has a 52-week low of $42.74 and a 52-week high of $65.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.86, a current ratio of 1.45 and a quick ratio of 1.10. The stock has a market cap of $3.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.42, a P/E/G ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 0.49.

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The company reported $1.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.11. Energizer had a return on equity of 452.08% and a net margin of 5.78%. The business had revenue of $572.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $572.02 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.55 earnings per share. Energizer’s revenue for the quarter was down .2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Energizer Holdings Inc will post 3.02 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 25th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 22nd. Energizer’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.61%.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 price objective on shares of Energizer in a report on Sunday, March 3rd. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on Energizer in a report on Tuesday, February 12th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $55.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine lowered Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 16th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price target on shares of Energizer in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $59.80.

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Energizer Company Profile

Energizer Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes household batteries, specialty batteries, and lighting products worldwide. It offers lithium, alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel metal hydride, zinc air, and silver oxide batteries under the Energizer and Eveready brands, as well as primary, rechargeable, specialty, and hearing aid products.

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