Engineers Gate Manager LP trimmed its stake in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 45.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 23,118 shares of the company’s stock after selling 19,108 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $1,110,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 12,028.5% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,258,322 shares of the company’s stock valued at $293,151,000 after acquiring an additional 5,214,967 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 5.3% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,192,923 shares of the company’s stock valued at $289,506,000 after acquiring an additional 263,305 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 10.0% in the 2nd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,688,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $129,118,000 after acquiring an additional 244,332 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 28.2% in the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 1,525,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,056,000 after acquiring an additional 336,062 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 2.7% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,074,092 shares of the company’s stock valued at $59,881,000 after acquiring an additional 28,152 shares during the period. 94.12% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) opened at 45.53 on Thursday. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $41.97 and a 52 week high of $56.37. The company’s 50-day moving average is $45.97 and its 200 day moving average is $52.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.12 and a beta of 0.58.

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, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $372.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $390.88 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Investors of record on Monday, August 21st were given a $0.275 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.42%. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.54%.

In related news, CFO Timothy W. Gorman bought 6,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $42.26 per share, with a total value of $266,238.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 20,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $886,361.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Alan R. Hoskins bought 12,112 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction 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 approximately $4,082,055.36. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 31,212 shares of company stock worth $1,297,839 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price target (down from $55.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (down from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.88.

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Energizer Holdings 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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