Media headlines about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2344477336381 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

ENR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub downgraded Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Morgan Stanley downgraded Energizer Holdings from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $58.00 to $61.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. KeyCorp upgraded Energizer Holdings from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $60.00 price objective on Energizer Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.86.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) traded up 1.24% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $41.65. The company had a trading volume of 1,353,367 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $46.17 and a 200-day moving average price of $52.42. Energizer Holdings has a one year low of $40.98 and a one year high of $60.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.58 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.83 and a beta of 0.57.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $372 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $390.88 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 529.84% and a net margin of 10.97%. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.32 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Energizer Holdings will post $2.90 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be given a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 36.54%.

In other news, Director Robert V. Vitale bought 7,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $41.61 per share, with a total value of $303,753.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $95,703. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Energizer Holdings Company Profile

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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