A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on EPC. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a buy rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Sunday. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $77.00 price target (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. BidaskClub cut Energizer Holdings from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Citigroup Inc. reduced their price target 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. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Energizer Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $85.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $85.00.
Shares of Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) traded down 0.47% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $72.04. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 269,499 shares. Energizer Holdings has a 52 week low of $69.63 and a 52 week high of $87.51. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.14 billion, a PE ratio of 22.39 and a beta of 0.96. 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $611 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $608.13 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 11.44% and a net margin of 8.00%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.17 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings will post $3.84 earnings per share for the current year.
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Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 28.6% in the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.4% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,989 shares of the company’s stock valued at $145,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. bought a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $212,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $237,000. Finally, World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.3% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 3,588 shares of the company’s stock valued at $262,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.77% of the company’s stock.
About Energizer Holdings
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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