Asset Management One Co. Ltd. lessened its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 6.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 126,241 shares of the company’s stock after selling 8,485 shares during the quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. owned approximately 0.20% of Energizer worth $5,791,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in Energizer by 7.5% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,412 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after acquiring an additional 169 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in Energizer by 7.1% during the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $125,000 after acquiring an additional 172 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Energizer by 149.1% during the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,460 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after acquiring an additional 2,071 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. raised its position in Energizer by 1.3% during the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,804 shares of the company’s stock valued at $183,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc raised its position in Energizer by 11.2% during the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 4,412 shares of the company’s stock valued at $212,000 after acquiring an additional 443 shares in the last quarter. 97.22% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on ENR shares. KeyCorp set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Energizer and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Energizer in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on shares of Energizer from $53.00 to $50.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Energizer in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.88.

Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) opened at $48.38 on Tuesday. Energizer Holdings Inc has a 52-week low of $40.64 and a 52-week high of $60.07. The company has a market cap of $2,871.40, a P/E ratio of 16.09, a PEG ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.21.

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. Energizer had a net margin of 11.48% and a return on equity of 291.65%. The company had revenue of $465.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $437.36 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.54 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings Inc will post 3.06 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a $0.29 dividend. This is a positive change from Energizer’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.40%. Energizer’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 36.02%.

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Energizer 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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