Bank of Montreal Can cut its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 8.5% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 30,497 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,818 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $2,319,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. First Trust Advisors LP bought a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings during the first quarter valued at $17,483,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.5% in the first quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 86,606 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,334,000 after buying an additional 466 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 18.4% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 284,811 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,909,000 after buying an additional 44,359 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.7% in the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 8,649 shares of the company’s stock valued at $633,000 after buying an additional 58 shares during the period. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 50.4% in the first quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 44,510 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,255,000 after buying an additional 14,924 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.19% of the company’s stock.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE EPC) traded up 1.77% on Friday, hitting $74.89. The stock had a trading volume of 209,065 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $73.67 and its 200 day moving average is $74.33. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $69.63 and a 12-month high of $84.45. The firm has a market cap of $4.27 billion, a PE ratio of 21.08 and a beta of 0.95.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 12.71% and a net margin of 8.80%. The business had revenue of $637.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $648.13 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.66 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $3.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price target (up previously from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub upgraded Energizer Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on Energizer Holdings from $75.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. TheStreet downgraded Energizer Holdings from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their price target on Energizer Holdings from $91.00 to $86.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.11.

About Energizer Holdings

Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC)

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