Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Shares Bought by State of Wisconsin Investment Board
State of Wisconsin Investment Board grew its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 8.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 79,561 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,442 shares during the quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned 0.14% of Energizer Holdings worth $5,790,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Creative Planning raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.9% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,007 shares of the company’s stock worth $153,000 after acquiring an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in Energizer Holdings during the second quarter worth about $201,000. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in Energizer Holdings during the third quarter worth about $233,000. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 6.9% during the second quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. now owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $236,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bayesian Capital Management LP acquired a new position in Energizer Holdings during the second quarter worth about $240,000. 90.71% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE EPC) opened at $59.76 on Monday. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a twelve month low of $55.94 and a twelve month high of $82.06. The company has a market capitalization of $3,404.61, a P/E ratio of 15.02, a P/E/G ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 0.25% and a return on equity of 12.54%. The company had revenue of $564.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $588.28 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.06 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post 3.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on EPC shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. TheStreet cut Energizer Holdings from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday, October 19th. BidaskClub upgraded Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, Barclays PLC cut Energizer Holdings from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $55.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Friday, November 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.27.
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In related news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich bought 1,500 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $57.08 per share, for a total transaction of $85,620.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 3,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $201,492.40. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.
Energizer Holdings Company Profile
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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