BidaskClub Lowers Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) to Strong Sell

BidaskClub lowered shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

Several other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the company. TheStreet upgraded Energizer Holdings from a c rating to a b rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Societe Generale upgraded Energizer Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $83.00 to $90.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on Energizer Holdings from $91.00 to $86.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a buy rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Monday, March 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a buy rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Friday, March 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $85.00.

Shares of Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) traded up 0.173% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $72.505. The company had a trading volume of 83,997 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.16 billion, a PE ratio of 22.538 and a beta of 0.96. Energizer Holdings has a 12 month low of $69.63 and a 12 month high of $87.51. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $74.47 and a 200 day moving average price of $74.83.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $611 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $608.13 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 11.44% and a net margin of 8.00%. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.17 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings will post $3.84 EPS for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of EPC. Creative Planning boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 0.4% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,989 shares of the company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 0.3% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,588 shares of the company’s stock worth $262,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 0.7% in the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 8,649 shares of the company’s stock worth $633,000 after buying an additional 58 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 0.4% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 27,126 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,984,000 after buying an additional 97 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 1.3% in the first quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 7,560 shares of the company’s stock worth $553,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. 91.77% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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