Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) had its price objective lowered by Bank of America Corporation from $77.00 to $65.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Bank of America Corporation’s price target indicates a potential upside of 13.42% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on EPC. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 target price (up from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Citigroup Inc. cut their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $87.00 to $77.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $80.00 to $65.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Friday. BidaskClub raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Monday, October 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Energizer Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $78.91.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE EPC) traded down $2.09 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $57.31. 1,924,400 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 862,814. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.64 and a current ratio of 2.26. The stock has a market cap of $3,265.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.91. Energizer Holdings has a 52-week low of $55.94 and a 52-week high of $82.69.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $564.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $588.28 million. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 0.25% and a return on equity of 12.54%. Energizer Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.06 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings will post 3.9 EPS for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in EPC. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,007 shares of the company’s stock valued at $153,000 after acquiring an additional 18 shares during the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the 2nd quarter valued at about $201,000. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the 3rd quarter valued at about $211,000. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the 3rd quarter valued at about $233,000. Finally, GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. now owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $236,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. 89.55% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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