Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $75.40.
EPC has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Energizer Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Monday, October 16th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $87.00 target price (up previously from $86.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised their target price on Energizer Holdings from $75.00 to $77.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE EPC) opened at $58.92 on Tuesday. Energizer Holdings has a 1 year low of $55.94 and a 1 year high of $82.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.26 and a quick ratio of 1.63. The firm has a market cap of $3,404.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.02, a P/E/G ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 0.91.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.03 by ($0.03). Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 0.25% and a return on equity of 12.54%. The firm had revenue of $564.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $588.28 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.06 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current year.
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In other news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich purchased 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $57.08 per share, with a total value of $85,620.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $201,492.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 104.6% during the 3rd quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 7,315 shares of the company’s stock worth $532,000 after buying an additional 3,740 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 110.8% during the 3rd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 43,629 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,175,000 after buying an additional 22,936 shares during the last quarter. Caxton Associates LP acquired a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the 3rd quarter worth $1,819,000. Jane Street Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 146.0% during the 3rd quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 6,896 shares of the company’s stock worth $502,000 after buying an additional 21,896 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Magnetar Financial LLC acquired a new position in Energizer Holdings in the 3rd quarter valued at about $208,000. 90.71% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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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