News articles about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.838361204298 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) opened at $41.98 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.62 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.26, a current ratio of 1.94 and a quick ratio of 1.35.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $372.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $390.88 million. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 6.69% and a return on equity of 129.87%. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Energizer Holdings will post 2.92 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. UBS Group AG (USA) restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (down from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price target (down from $55.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Off Wall Street assumed coverage on Energizer Holdings in a report on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective (down from $54.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Monday, July 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.13.

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In other news, CFO Timothy W. Gorman bought 6,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $42.26 per share, for a total transaction of $266,238.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $886,361.24. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Alan R. Hoskins bought 12,112 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction of $499,983.36. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 98,887 shares in the company, valued at $4,082,055.36. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 23,912 shares of company stock worth $994,086 over the last quarter. 1.73% of the stock is currently 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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