First Quadrant L P CA lessened its position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 61.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 41,163 shares of the company’s stock after selling 66,165 shares during the period. First Quadrant L P CA owned approximately 0.07% of Energizer Holdings worth $1,896,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 7.5% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,412 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after purchasing an additional 169 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 7.1% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $125,000 after purchasing an additional 172 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 30.9% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,617 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,000 after purchasing an additional 618 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 149.1% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,460 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after purchasing an additional 2,071 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 1.3% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,804 shares of the company’s stock valued at $183,000 after purchasing an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. 93.04% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 10.97% and a return on equity of 529.84%. The company had revenue of $372.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $390.88 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 EPS. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

In other Energizer Holdings news, CFO Timothy W. Gorman purchased 6,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $42.26 per share, for a total transaction of $266,238.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 20,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $886,361.24. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Timothy W. Gorman purchased 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $41.43 per share, with a total value of $227,865.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 14,674 shares in the company, valued at approximately $607,943.82. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased a total of 23,912 shares of company stock worth $994,086 in the last quarter. 1.73% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

ENR has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their target price on shares of Energizer Holdings from $55.00 to $49.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, KeyCorp set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.13.

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.

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

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