Barclays PLC restated their hold rating on shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $78.00 price objective on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. FIX upgraded Energizer Holdings to a positive rating in a report on Wednesday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Energizer Holdings from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $94.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. Bank of America cut Energizer Holdings from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $84.00 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, September 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. RBC Capital Markets set a $105.00 target price on Energizer Holdings and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, January 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a hold rating and set a $79.00 target price (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Friday, November 11th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $87.22.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) traded up 0.16% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $75.72. The company had a trading volume of 40,137 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.39 billion, a PE ratio of 25.32 and a beta of 0.82. Energizer Holdings has a one year low of $67.94 and a one year high of $88.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $76.31 and a 200-day moving average of $78.88.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.10. The firm earned $610.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $572.35 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 11.57% and a net margin of 7.57%. The company’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.64 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings will post $3.82 EPS for the current year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 3.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,523,920 shares of the company’s stock worth $381,863,000 after buying an additional 150,387 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 15.8% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,585,152 shares of the company’s stock worth $205,571,000 after buying an additional 353,674 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 31.1% in the third quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 2,451,790 shares of the company’s stock worth $194,967,000 after buying an additional 581,254 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 3.7% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 2,152,942 shares of the company’s stock worth $171,202,000 after buying an additional 76,799 shares during the last quarter. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 3.2% in the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,046,894 shares of the company’s stock worth $162,769,000 after buying an additional 63,565 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.41% of the company’s stock.

About Energizer Holdings

Edgewell Personal Care Company, formerly Energizer Holdings, Inc, manufactures and markets personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. The Company operates through four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. The Company has a portfolio of over 25 brands.

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