Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR) shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $52.03 and last traded at $51.71, with a volume of 576,288 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $49.34.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on ENR. Zacks Investment Research cut Energizer Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. TheStreet began coverage on Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday, July 14th. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $50.00 to $52.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group reduced their target price on Energizer Holdings from $50.00 to $48.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on Energizer Holdings from $52.00 to $54.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Energizer Holdings currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.29.

The company has a 50-day moving average of $49.93 and a 200-day moving average of $42.77. The company has a market capitalization of $3.19 billion and a P/E ratio of 37.56.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $334 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $314.26 million. The company’s revenue was down 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.97 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Energizer Holdings Inc. will post $2.27 EPS for the current year.

Other large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 32.4% in the fourth quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC now owns 155,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,286,000 after buying an additional 38,000 shares during the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 98,378 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,350,000 after buying an additional 3,300 shares during the last quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 51.5% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 40,094 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,365,000 after buying an additional 13,631 shares during the last quarter. Edge Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 24.3% in the fourth quarter. Edge Asset Management Inc. now owns 79,601 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,711,000 after buying an additional 15,581 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Oconnor LLC raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 31.5% in the fourth quarter. UBS Oconnor LLC now owns 442,088 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,058,000 after buying an additional 106,026 shares during the last quarter.

Energizer Holdings, Inc, formerly Energizer SpinCo, Inc, manufactures and markets batteries and portable lighting products. The Company is focused on household products business. The Company’s brands include Energizer and Eveready. In addition to the Energizer and Eveready brands, the Company also markets its flashlights under the Hard Case, Dolphin, and Weather Ready sub-brands.

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