DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale increased its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 30.1% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 161,800 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 37,450 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned 0.28% of Energizer Holdings worth $12,127,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 8.5% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,057,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $232,397,000 after purchasing an additional 238,452 shares during the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL increased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.3% during the 3rd quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 2,084,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $151,700,000 after purchasing an additional 7,050 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in Energizer Holdings by 929.8% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,094,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $83,214,000 after acquiring an additional 988,336 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its position in Energizer Holdings by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 861,965 shares of the company’s stock valued at $65,527,000 after acquiring an additional 31,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in Energizer Holdings by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 563,019 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,800,000 after acquiring an additional 13,886 shares in the last quarter. 90.27% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) traded up $1.32 on Friday, hitting $59.11. The stock had a trading volume of 977,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 547,809. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market cap of $3,292.37, a PE ratio of 14.52, a PEG ratio of 3.17 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 announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $564.90 million during 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 quarterly revenue was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.06 EPS. research analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post 3.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised Energizer Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $65.00 target price on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $76.27.
In related news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich acquired 1,500 shares of the firm’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 owns 3,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $201,492.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.
About Energizer Holdings
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