Press coverage about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1846380523781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Energizer Holdings (EPC) opened at 74.26 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $4.23 billion, a PE ratio of 20.91 and a beta of 0.95. Energizer Holdings has a 52-week low of $69.63 and a 52-week high of $84.45. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $73.59 and a 200 day moving average of $74.32.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. The firm had revenue of $637.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $648.13 million. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 8.80% and a return on equity of 12.71%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.66 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Energizer Holdings will post $3.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on EPC shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $76.00 price objective (up previously from $73.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price objective (down previously from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.22.

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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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