Henderson Group PLC maintained its stake in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 9,250 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Henderson Group PLC’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $736,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of EPC. Creative Planning increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.6% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,949 shares of the company’s stock worth $155,000 after buying an additional 11 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 2.1% in the second quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 3,643 shares of the company’s stock worth $308,000 after buying an additional 76 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 3.1% in the second quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 4,359 shares of the company’s stock worth $367,000 after buying an additional 131 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 3.6% in the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 9,386 shares of the company’s stock worth $792,000 after buying an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Quadrant L P CA increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 1.3% in the third quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 26,342 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,095,000 after buying an additional 342 shares in the last quarter. 86.41% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC)

Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) traded down 0.07% on Friday, hitting $75.55. The stock had a trading volume of 223,246 shares. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $67.94 and a one year high of $88.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $76.29 and a 200 day moving average price of $78.86. The company has a market capitalization of $4.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.27 and a beta of 0.82.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $610.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $572.35 million. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 7.57% and a return on equity of 11.57%. Energizer Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $3.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research firms have recently commented on EPC. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $79.00 price objective (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. RBC Capital Markets set a $105.00 price objective on Energizer Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 2nd. Finally, FIX upgraded Energizer Holdings to a “positive” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 5th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.22.

About Energizer Holdings

Edgewell Personal Care Company, formerly Energizer Holdings, Inc, manufactures and markets personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. The Company operates through four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other. The Company has a portfolio of over 25 brands.

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