Press coverage about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) has been trending positive on Tuesday, Alpha One reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 85 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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A number of research firms have recently weighed in on ENR. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 target price on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Friday, March 24th. TheStreet raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 1st. Jefferies Group LLC increased their target price on shares of Energizer Holdings from $47.00 to $54.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of Energizer Holdings from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their target price for the company from $49.00 to $52.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.86.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) traded up 0.59% on Tuesday, hitting $59.49. 401,917 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $3.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.64 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a 50-day moving average of $55.94 and a 200-day moving average of $49.73. Energizer Holdings has a 12 month low of $41.62 and a 12 month high of $59.64.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 1st. The company reported $1.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.23 by $0.28. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 9.35% and a negative return on equity of 2,605.45%. The company earned $559.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $522.18 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.16 EPS. Energizer Holdings’s revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Energizer Holdings will post $2.75 EPS for the current year.

In related news, EVP Gregory T. Kinder sold 8,000 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.03, for a total transaction of $424,240.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 9,940 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $527,118.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

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Energizer Holdings 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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