Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 8/23/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/16/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/9/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $49.00.
  • 8/9/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $49.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $55.00.
  • 8/7/2017 – Energizer Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Energizer reported third-quarter fiscal 2017 results wherein adjusted earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate but revenues missed the consensus mark. However, on a year over year basis, revenues grew 3% year over year driven by the acquisition of auto care business. Energizer is one of the leading names in the global batteries and lighting products business. The company’s battery business generates over 90% of the revenues. Acquisition of HandStands diversified its portfolio by including brands like Refresh Your Car!, California Scents and Eagle One. Acquisition and strong product portfolio will continue to drive top line. Energizer also has a strong shareholder returns plan in place, which is an added positive. However, battery business faces threat as these days devices come equipped with in-built batteries. Moreover, stiff competition and unfavorable forex fluctuations are added concerns. Shares have underperformed the broader market.”
  • 8/3/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $55.00 to $49.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/3/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $49.00.
  • 7/24/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $54.00.
  • 7/22/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $55.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $62.00.
  • 7/18/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada.
  • 7/18/2017 – Energizer Holdings was upgraded by analysts at KeyCorp from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $55.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/12/2017 – Energizer Holdings was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 7/10/2017 – Energizer Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $53.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Energizer Holdings, Inc. is a consumer goods company. The company offers solutions in portable power, lighting, wet shave and personal grooming, skin care, feminine care and infant care. Energizer Holdings, Inc. is based in St. Louis, United States. “
  • 7/6/2017 – Energizer Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $62.00.
  • 6/29/2017 – Energizer Holdings was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ENR) traded up 0.54% on Wednesday, hitting $42.80. 1,352,191 shares of the stock were exchanged. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 12 month low of $40.98 and a 12 month high of $60.07. The company has a 50-day moving average of $44.92 and a 200-day moving average of $52.04. The stock has a market cap of $2.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.21 and a beta of 0.57.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $372 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $390.88 million. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 10.97% and a return on equity of 529.84%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared 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. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.57%. Energizer Holdings’s payout ratio is 36.54%.

In other Energizer Holdings news, CFO Timothy W. Gorman acquired 5,500 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of $41.43 per share, with a total value of $227,865.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 14,674 shares in the company, valued at approximately $607,943.82. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Alan R. Hoskins acquired 12,112 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction of $499,983.36. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 98,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,082,055.36. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 24,912 shares of company stock valued at $1,031,601. Company insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

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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