Capital Fund Management S.A. bought a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 13,687 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $657,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 12,028.5% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,258,322 shares of the company’s stock worth $293,151,000 after buying an additional 5,214,967 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 5.3% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,192,923 shares of the company’s stock worth $289,506,000 after buying an additional 263,305 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 10.0% during the 2nd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,688,833 shares of the company’s stock worth $129,118,000 after buying an additional 244,332 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 28.2% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 1,525,675 shares of the company’s stock worth $85,056,000 after buying an additional 336,062 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 2.7% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,074,092 shares of the company’s stock worth $59,881,000 after buying an additional 28,152 shares during the period. 93.92% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ENR) opened at 46.87 on Monday. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $40.98 and a 12 month high of $60.07. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $46.08 and a 200-day moving average of $50.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.56 and a beta of 0.58.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $372.00 million for 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 revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 21st were paid a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.35%. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 36.54%.

ENR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. KeyCorp raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $55.00 target price (down from $62.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.88.

In other news, CEO Alan R. Hoskins acquired 12,112 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were bought at an average price of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction of $499,983.36. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 98,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,082,055.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Timothy W. Gorman acquired 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $41.43 per share, for a total transaction of $227,865.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 14,674 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $607,943.82. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 31,212 shares of company stock worth $1,297,839 in the last quarter. Insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

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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