Eaton Vance Management held its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 18,575 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $956,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of ENR. Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 13.5% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,938 shares of the company’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 230 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 74.8% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,740 shares of the company’s stock worth $193,000 after buying an additional 1,600 shares in the last quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 4.4% in the second quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 3,797 shares of the company’s stock worth $194,000 after buying an additional 159 shares in the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. purchased a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings during the second quarter worth $202,000. Finally, Synovus Financial Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings during the second quarter worth $242,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.18% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ENR) traded down 0.32% on Tuesday, hitting $47.08. The stock had a trading volume of 199,661 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.91 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.62 and a beta of 0.52. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $48.37 and a 200-day moving average of $46.67. Energizer Holdings Inc. has a 1-year low of $28.85 and a 1-year high of $53.41.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.02. Energizer Holdings had a negative return on equity of 565.91% and a net margin of 8.07%. The firm had revenue of $361 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $356.69 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.64 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Energizer Holdings Inc. will post $2.27 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 19th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.12%. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 48.31%.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on Energizer Holdings from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on Energizer Holdings from $54.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Energizer Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. SunTrust Banks Inc. boosted their price objective on Energizer Holdings from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, TheStreet began coverage on Energizer Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. They set a “sell” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.17.
In related news, VP Emily K. Boss sold 1,865 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.56, for a total value of $92,429.40. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 1,860 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $92,181.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.37% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About Energizer Holdings
Energizer Holdings, Inc, formerly Energizer SpinCo, Inc, manufactures and markets batteries and portable lighting products. The Company is focused on household products business. The Company’s brands include Energizer and Eveready. In addition to the Energizer and Eveready brands, the Company also markets its flashlights under the Hard Case, Dolphin, and Weather Ready sub-brands.
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