Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 5,221,575 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 28,652 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 8.43% of Energizer Holdings worth $250,740,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of ENR. Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in Energizer Holdings in the first quarter valued at approximately $871,000. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 3.1% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,240 shares of the company’s stock valued at $405,000 after buying an additional 215 shares during the period. KBC Group NV lifted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 7.6% in the first quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 6,136 shares of the company’s stock valued at $342,000 after buying an additional 436 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 84.8% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 80,526 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,489,000 after buying an additional 36,950 shares during the period. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 4.7% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 258,802 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,428,000 after buying an additional 11,594 shares during the period. 93.90% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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In other news, CEO Alan R. Hoskins bought 12,112 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was bought at an average price of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction of $499,983.36. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 98,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,082,055.36. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Timothy W. Gorman bought 6,300 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $42.26 per share, with a total value of $266,238.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 20,974 shares in the company, valued at $886,361.24. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders bought 31,212 shares of company stock valued at $1,297,839. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Several brokerages have issued reports on ENR. UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (down from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price target (down from $55.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price target (down from $54.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.88.
About Energizer Holdings
Energizer Holdings, Inc is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products. The Company is a designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products. It operates through four geographic segments: North America, which consists of the United States and Canada; Latin America, which includes its markets in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, which consists of its markets in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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