Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) Director Daniel J. Heinrich acquired 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $57.08 per share, for a total transaction of $85,620.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $201,492.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE EPC) traded down $0.36 on Thursday, reaching $57.79. 1,045,400 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 545,865. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,312.88, a P/E ratio of 14.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.19 and a beta of 0.91. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $55.94 and a fifty-two week high of $82.06.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $564.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $588.28 million. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 0.25% and a return on equity of 12.54%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.06 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 13.7% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,476,454 shares of the company’s stock valued at $252,077,000 after purchasing an additional 419,403 shares in the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.3% in the third quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 2,084,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $151,700,000 after buying an additional 7,050 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 929.8% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,094,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $83,214,000 after buying an additional 988,336 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 3.8% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 861,965 shares of the company’s stock worth $65,527,000 after buying an additional 31,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 6.4% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 598,912 shares of the company’s stock worth $43,582,000 after buying an additional 35,893 shares in the last quarter. 90.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

EPC has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $87.00 to $77.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Bank of America Corporation dropped their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $77.00 to $65.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $80.00 to $65.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $76.27.

Energizer Holdings Company Profile

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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