Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. purchased a new position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 6,141 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $283,000.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of ENR. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 7.5% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,412 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 169 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 7.1% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,607 shares of the company’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 172 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 30.9% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,617 shares of the company’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 618 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 149.1% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,460 shares of the company’s stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 2,071 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 1.3% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,804 shares of the company’s stock worth $183,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. 94.34% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

ENR has been the topic of several research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. KeyCorp set a $55.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. 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. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $55.00 to $49.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $53.00 to $50.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.88.

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Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) traded up $1.18 during trading on Monday, reaching $43.75. 826,400 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 725,177. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $40.64 and a 52-week high of $60.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,708.36, a PE ratio of 14.68, a P/E/G ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a current ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 11.48% and a return on equity of 291.65%. The firm had revenue of $465.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $437.36 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.54 earnings per share. Energizer Holdings’s revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post 3.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CFO Timothy W. Gorman purchased 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $41.43 per share, for a total transaction of $227,865.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 14,674 shares in the company, valued at $607,943.82. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Alan R. Hoskins purchased 12,112 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were bought at an average price of $41.28 per share, with a total value of $499,983.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 98,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,082,055.36. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 23,912 shares of company stock valued at $994,086. 1.73% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Energizer Holdings

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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