Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR) in the last few weeks:

  • 8/9/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $55.00.
  • 8/9/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $49.00.
  • 8/7/2017 – Energizer Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Energizer reported third-quarter fiscal 2017 results wherein adjusted earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate but revenues missed the consensus mark. However, on a year over year basis, revenues grew 3% year over year driven by the acquisition of auto care business. Energizer is one of the leading names in the global batteries and lighting products business. The company’s battery business generates over 90% of the revenues. Acquisition of HandStands diversified its portfolio by including brands like Refresh Your Car!, California Scents and Eagle One. Acquisition and strong product portfolio will continue to drive top line. Energizer also has a strong shareholder returns plan in place, which is an added positive. However, battery business faces threat as these days devices come equipped with in-built batteries. Moreover, stiff competition and unfavorable forex fluctuations are added concerns. Shares have underperformed the broader market.”
  • 8/3/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $55.00 to $49.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/3/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $49.00.
  • 7/24/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $54.00.
  • 7/22/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $55.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $62.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Energizer Holdings was upgraded by analysts at KeyCorp from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $55.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/18/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada.
  • 7/12/2017 – Energizer Holdings was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 7/10/2017 – Energizer Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $53.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Energizer Holdings, Inc. is a consumer goods company. The company offers solutions in portable power, lighting, wet shave and personal grooming, skin care, feminine care and infant care. Energizer Holdings, Inc. is based in St. Louis, United States. “
  • 7/6/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $62.00.
  • 6/29/2017 – Energizer Holdings was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 6/20/2017 – Energizer Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Energizer Holdings, Inc. is a consumer goods company. The company offers solutions in portable power, lighting, wet shave and personal grooming, skin care, feminine care and infant care. Energizer Holdings, Inc. is based in St. Louis, United States. “

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ENR) traded down 0.036% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $41.335. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 167,881 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion, a PE ratio of 13.723 and a beta of 0.57. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $46.65 and a 200-day moving average price of $52.55. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $40.98 and a 1-year high of $60.07.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 529.84% and a net margin of 10.97%. The business had revenue of $372 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $390.88 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.66%. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.54%.

In related news, Director Robert V. Vitale acquired 7,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $41.61 per share, for a total transaction of $303,753.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $95,703. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

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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