Shelton Capital Management Takes Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC)

Shelton Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 4,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $337,000.

A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 1.1% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,833,338 shares of the company’s stock worth $353,510,000 after acquiring an additional 51,079 shares during the period. Credit Suisse AG raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 149.2% during the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 4,072,492 shares of the company’s stock worth $297,861,000 after acquiring an additional 2,438,114 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 8.5% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,057,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $232,397,000 after acquiring an additional 238,452 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 1.9% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,232,629 shares of the company’s stock worth $163,299,000 after acquiring an additional 42,194 shares during the period. Finally, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 7.6% during the second quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 2,077,605 shares of the company’s stock worth $157,940,000 after acquiring an additional 146,860 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 89.29% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) opened at 72.00 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $73.59 and a 200-day moving average of $73.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.10 billion, a PE ratio of 20.27 and a beta of 0.94. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $69.63 and a 12 month high of $84.45.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 8.80% and a return on equity of 12.71%. The firm had revenue of $637.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $648.13 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.66 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $3.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $77.00 target price (up from $76.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Societe Generale upgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $83.00 to $90.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $85.38.

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Energizer Holdings 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC)

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