Shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $68.67.

ENR has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Energizer from $64.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Energizer to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. ValuEngine cut Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Energizer from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 3rd. Finally, Bank of America increased their price target on Energizer from $62.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th.

NYSE ENR traded down $1.82 during trading on Friday, reaching $55.28. 610,054 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 608,363. The company has a market cap of $3.30 billion, a PE ratio of 18.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a quick ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 20.43. Energizer has a fifty-two week low of $40.64 and a fifty-two week high of $65.57.

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.54. The company had revenue of $392.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $389.13 million. Energizer had a return on equity of 359.49% and a net margin of 6.98%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.43 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Energizer will post 3.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Bill G. Armstrong sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.81, for a total value of $58,810.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 24,387 shares in the company, valued at $1,434,199.47. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.79% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Congress Asset Management Co. MA increased its holdings in Energizer by 10.8% in the third quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA now owns 57,273 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,359,000 after purchasing an additional 5,600 shares during the period. Barings LLC increased its holdings in Energizer by 42.9% in the third quarter. Barings LLC now owns 25,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,466,000 after purchasing an additional 7,500 shares during the period. Retirement Systems of Alabama increased its holdings in Energizer by 33.6% in the third quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 215,151 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,619,000 after purchasing an additional 54,154 shares during the period. Strs Ohio increased its holdings in Energizer by 15.3% in the third quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 8,733 shares of the company’s stock valued at $512,000 after purchasing an additional 1,162 shares during the period. Finally, Oakbrook Investments LLC acquired a new stake in Energizer in the third quarter valued at $225,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.74% of the company’s stock.

About Energizer

Energizer Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes household batteries, specialty batteries, and lighting products worldwide. It offers lithium, alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel metal hydride, zinc air, and silver oxide batteries under the Energizer and Eveready brands, as well as primary, rechargeable, specialty, and hearing aid products.

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