Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) – Gabelli lifted their FY2017 earnings estimates for Energizer Holdings in a report issued on Wednesday. Gabelli analyst S. Donnelly now forecasts that the company will earn $3.90 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $3.80.
Several other equities analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 target price (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Societe Generale raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $83.00 to $90.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 target price (down previously from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $85.22.
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Shares of Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) opened at 74.26 on Thursday. Energizer Holdings has a 1-year low of $69.63 and a 1-year high of $84.45. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $73.59 and a 200 day moving average price of $74.32. The company has a market cap of $4.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.91 and a beta of 0.95.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. The firm had revenue of $637.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $648.13 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 12.71% and a net margin of 8.80%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.66 earnings per share.
Large investors have 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 1,989 shares of the company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake 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 period. K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.5% in the second quarter. K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc now owns 10,050 shares of the company’s stock worth $764,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake 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 period. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its stake 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 period. 92.19% of the stock is currently owned by 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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