Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC decreased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 17.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 168,218 shares of the company’s stock after selling 36,040 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned about 0.27% of Energizer Holdings worth $8,078,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 7.5% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,412 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after acquiring an additional 169 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 7.1% in the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $125,000 after purchasing an additional 172 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 30.9% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,617 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,000 after purchasing an additional 618 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 149.1% in the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,460 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after purchasing an additional 2,071 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,804 shares of the company’s stock valued at $183,000 after purchasing an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. 93.90% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, CEO Alan R. Hoskins acquired 12,112 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction on 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 in the company, valued at approximately $4,082,055.36. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Timothy W. Gorman acquired 6,300 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of $42.26 per share, for a total transaction of $266,238.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 20,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $886,361.24. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 31,212 shares of company stock worth $1,297,839. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

ENR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price target (down previously from $62.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.88.

Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ENR) opened at 47.89 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $2.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.90 and a beta of 0.60. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $40.98 and a 52-week high of $60.07. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $45.83 and a 200-day moving average price of $49.48.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $372.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $390.88 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 529.84% and a net margin of 10.97%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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