Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) Director John Eddy Klein Purchases 840 Shares

Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) Director John Eddy Klein bought 840 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $35.48 per share, for a total transaction of $29,803.20. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 7,840 shares in the company, valued at $278,163.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

John Eddy Klein also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, August 12th, John Eddy Klein bought 1,000 shares of Energizer stock. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $36.00 per share, for a total transaction of $36,000.00.
  • On Wednesday, June 5th, John Eddy Klein bought 409 shares of Energizer stock. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $43.00 per share, for a total transaction of $17,587.00.

Shares of Energizer stock traded down $0.87 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $35.30. The stock had a trading volume of 662,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 921,285. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.80 and a beta of 0.55. Energizer Holdings Inc has a 12 month low of $32.54 and a 12 month high of $65.06. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $39.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.12, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.88.

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.47 by ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $647.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $673.50 million. Energizer had a return on equity of 60.51% and a net margin of 0.29%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 64.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.54 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Energizer Holdings Inc will post 2.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 20th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 19th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.40%. Energizer’s payout ratio is currently 35.61%.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Energizer from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Energizer in a report on Thursday, August 8th. TheStreet cut shares of Energizer from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $45.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, June 14th. Finally, Bank of America reissued an “underperform” rating and set a $35.00 target price (down previously from $40.00) on shares of Energizer in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $53.58.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ENR. Twin Tree Management LP bought a new position in shares of Energizer in the first quarter worth $28,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new position in Energizer in the first quarter valued at $29,000. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC bought a new position in Energizer in the first quarter valued at $31,000. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its stake in Energizer by 107.7% in the first quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 754 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,000 after acquiring an additional 391 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Trust Co. of Vermont bought a new position in Energizer in the second quarter valued at $39,000. 88.16% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Energizer Company Profile

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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