Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) – Equities research analysts at Gabelli lowered their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Gabelli analyst S. Donnelly now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $4.50 for the year, down from their prior forecast of $4.55. Gabelli also issued estimates for Energizer Holdings’ FY2020 earnings at $4.85 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $5.30 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $77.00 price objective (up from $76.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Societe Generale raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $83.00 to $90.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $77.00 price objective (up from $74.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Energizer Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $85.22.

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Energizer Holdings (EPC) traded up 0.91% during trading on Friday, hitting $74.26. 585,228 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.23 billion, a PE ratio of 20.91 and a beta of 0.95. Energizer Holdings has a 12-month low of $69.63 and a 12-month high of $84.45. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $73.67 and a 200-day moving average price of $74.33.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 8.80% and a return on equity of 12.71%. The business had revenue of $637.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $648.13 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.66 earnings per share. Energizer Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 28.6% in the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. Creative Planning raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 0.4% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,989 shares of the company’s stock valued at $145,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new position in Energizer Holdings during the second quarter valued at $201,000. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. purchased a new position in Energizer Holdings during the first quarter valued at $212,000. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Energizer Holdings during the first quarter valued at $237,000. 92.19% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC)

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