Teachers Advisors LLC cut its position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 7.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 66,793 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,070 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $3,724,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Creative Planning boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.4% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,999 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.5% in the first quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 4,272 shares of the company’s stock worth $238,000 after buying an additional 21 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.3% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 10,673 shares of the company’s stock worth $595,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 2.5% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 6,642 shares of the company’s stock worth $370,000 after buying an additional 160 shares during the period. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 3.1% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,240 shares of the company’s stock worth $405,000 after buying an additional 215 shares during the period. 91.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) opened at 41.35 on Thursday. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $40.98 and a 1-year high of $60.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.73 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a 50-day moving average of $46.64 and a 200-day moving average of $52.55.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 10.97% and a return on equity of 529.84%. The company had revenue of $372 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $390.88 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.32 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be given a $0.275 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.66%. Energizer Holdings’s payout ratio is presently 36.54%.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price target (down previously from $62.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (down previously from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price target (down previously from $55.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday, June 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Energizer Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.86.
In other Energizer Holdings news, Director Robert V. Vitale purchased 7,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $41.61 per share, for a total transaction of $303,753.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 2,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $95,703. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About Energizer Holdings
Energizer Holdings, Inc is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products. The Company is a designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products. It operates through four geographic segments: North America, which consists of the United States and Canada; Latin America, which includes its markets in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, which consists of its markets in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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