News headlines about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8274998887201 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE ENR) opened at 41.76 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $45.32 and a 200-day moving average of $52.18. Energizer Holdings has a 12-month low of $40.98 and a 12-month high of $60.07. The stock has a market cap of $2.59 billion, a PE ratio of 13.86 and a beta of 0.57.

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

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Investors of record on Monday, August 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.63%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 36.54%.

ENR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $55.00 target price (down from $62.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price (down from $54.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Monday, July 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Energizer Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.86.

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In other Energizer Holdings news, Director Robert V. Vitale purchased 7,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $41.61 per share, for a total transaction of $303,753.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 2,300 shares in the company, valued at $95,703. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.73% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Energizer Holdings

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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