AHL Partners LLP raised its position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 183.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 196,524 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 127,216 shares during the quarter. AHL Partners LLP owned 0.32% of Energizer Holdings worth $9,437,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in ENR. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Energizer Holdings by 29.7% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,819,769 shares of the company’s stock worth $327,486,000 after purchasing an additional 1,561,447 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,221,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $250,740,000 after buying an additional 28,652 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 10.0% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,688,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $129,118,000 after buying an additional 244,332 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE grew its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 28.2% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 1,525,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,056,000 after buying an additional 336,062 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 10.0% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,181,799 shares of the company’s stock valued at $56,751,000 after buying an additional 107,707 shares in the last quarter. 93.92% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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

A number of equities analysts recently commented on ENR shares. UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating and set a $47.00 target price (down from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $49.00 price target (down from $55.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 price target (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.88.

Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) traded down 0.69% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $46.22. The stock had a trading volume of 78,519 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $46.08 and a 200 day moving average of $46.08. The firm has a market cap of $2.86 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.35 and a beta of 0.60. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $41.97 and a 12-month high of $56.37.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 10.97% and a return on equity of 529.84%. The firm had revenue of $372.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $390.88 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.32 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st were given a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 17th. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.54%.

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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