American Century Companies Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 425.5% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 641,214 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 519,184 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. owned 1.04% of Energizer Holdings worth $29,528,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Airain ltd lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 107.1% in the 2nd quarter. Airain ltd now owns 30,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,449,000 after acquiring an additional 15,604 shares during the period. Blue Rock Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 275.0% in the 2nd quarter. Blue Rock Advisors LLC now owns 30,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,440,000 after acquiring an additional 22,000 shares during the period. DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings in the 3rd quarter worth $4,743,000. Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 34.8% in the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 75,192 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,610,000 after acquiring an additional 19,400 shares during the period. Finally, Timpani Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings in the 2nd quarter worth $1,059,000. Institutional investors own 94.34% of the company’s stock.

In other Energizer Holdings news, CEO Alan R. Hoskins bought 12,112 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction of $499,983.36. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 98,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,082,055.36. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Timothy W. Gorman bought 6,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $42.26 per share, with a total value of $266,238.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,974 shares in the company, valued at approximately $886,361.24. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 23,912 shares of company stock valued at $994,086 over the last 90 days. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ENR) opened at $43.88 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a twelve month low of $40.64 and a twelve month high of $60.07. The firm has a market cap of $2,736.22, a PE ratio of 14.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.55.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 11.48% and a return on equity of 291.65%. The firm had revenue of $465.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $437.36 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.54 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post 3.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.29 per share. This is an increase from Energizer Holdings’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 34.16%.

ENR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price target (down previously from $62.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. initiated coverage on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $53.00 to $50.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.88.

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Energizer Holdings Company Profile

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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