Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Holdings Boosted by Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership

Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership boosted its holdings in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 2,405.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 210,472 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 202,072 shares during the quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership owned 0.37% of Energizer Holdings worth $16,000,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of EPC. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 7.7% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 17,272 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,264,000 after buying an additional 1,240 shares during the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 13.9% during the 1st quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 146,216 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,694,000 after purchasing an additional 17,820 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 541.5% during the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 13,920 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,019,000 after purchasing an additional 11,750 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 2.6% during the 1st quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 165,029 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,070,000 after purchasing an additional 4,165 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 18.4% during the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 96,112 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,030,000 after purchasing an additional 14,915 shares during the last quarter. 89.29% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE EPC) traded down 0.28% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $72.30. 16,498 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.35 and a beta of 0.94. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $73.68 and a 200-day moving average of $73.54. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $69.63 and a 1-year high of $84.45.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last announced its quarterly 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. The company had revenue of $637.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $648.13 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 12.71% and a net margin of 8.80%. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.66 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $3.98 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several equities research analysts have recently commented on EPC shares. TheStreet raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Societe Generale raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $83.00 to $90.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Sunday, July 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 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. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target (up previously from $86.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Friday, August 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $85.38.

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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