Media coverage about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.0049846791312 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

EPC has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $76.00 target price (up from $73.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 target price (down from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $85.22.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) traded down 0.03% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $74.88. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 346,883 shares. The stock has a market cap of $4.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.08 and a beta of 0.95. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $73.30 and its 200-day moving average price is $74.10. Energizer Holdings has a one year low of $69.63 and a one year high of $84.45.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 8.80% and a return on equity of 12.71%. The firm had revenue of $637.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $648.13 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.66 earnings per share. Energizer Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings will post $3.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Energizer Holdings

Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.

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