Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 8.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 33,813 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,590 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in Energizer were worth $1,519,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Energizer by 1.4% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,384,274 shares of the company’s stock worth $243,101,000 after buying an additional 72,563 shares in the last quarter. Ceredex Value Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Energizer by 32.2% in the 4th quarter. Ceredex Value Advisors LLC now owns 3,949,977 shares of the company’s stock worth $178,342,000 after purchasing an additional 961,356 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its stake in Energizer by 36.2% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,251,609 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,659,000 after purchasing an additional 598,283 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its stake in Energizer by 1.6% in the 1st quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 1,415,682 shares of the company’s stock worth $63,607,000 after purchasing an additional 22,670 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Energizer by 2.2% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,287,432 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,128,000 after purchasing an additional 27,460 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.80% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on ENR shares. TheStreet raised shares of Energizer from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 23rd. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 price objective on shares of Energizer in a research note on Sunday, March 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of Energizer from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $48.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Sunday, March 31st. Citigroup raised shares of Energizer from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $50.00 to $54.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Energizer from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Energizer presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.75.
Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $556.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $565.61 million. Energizer had a net margin of 1.15% and a return on equity of 102.03%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 48.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.45 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings Inc will post 2.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 21st will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 20th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.64%. Energizer’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.61%.
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Energizer Holdings, Inc manufacturers and markets batteries and lighting products. The company’s products include household batteries, specialty batteries, and portable lighting. Energizer Holdings was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.
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