Atwood & Palmer Inc. held its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,387 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Atwood & Palmer Inc.’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $259,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of ENR. Creative Planning increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.4% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,999 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings during the first quarter worth $114,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 7.5% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,412 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 169 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 7.1% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,607 shares of the company’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 172 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Financial Counselors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings during the first quarter worth $201,000. 94.12% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) traded down 0.80% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $43.39. The company had a trading volume of 30,651 shares. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $40.98 and a 52 week high of $60.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.41 and a beta of 0.57. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $44.47 and its 200-day moving average is $51.78.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $372 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $390.88 million. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 10.97% and a return on equity of 529.84%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be given a $0.275 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.51%. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.54%.

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A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 target price (down previously from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price (down previously from $62.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. KeyCorp raised Energizer Holdings from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.88.

In other Energizer Holdings news, CEO Alan R. Hoskins purchased 12,112 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction of $499,983.36. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 98,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,082,055.36. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert V. Vitale purchased 7,300 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $41.61 per share, with a total value of $303,753.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 2,300 shares in the company, valued at approximately $95,703. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders acquired 31,212 shares of company stock valued at $1,297,839. 1.73% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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