State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Boosts Holdings in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC)
State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 84,346 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.15% of Energizer Holdings worth $6,138,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 8.5% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,057,051 shares of the company’s stock worth $232,397,000 after buying an additional 238,452 shares in the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 7.6% during the 2nd quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 2,077,605 shares of the company’s stock worth $157,940,000 after buying an additional 146,860 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 929.8% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,094,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $83,214,000 after buying an additional 988,336 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 861,965 shares of the company’s stock worth $65,527,000 after buying an additional 31,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 563,019 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,800,000 after buying an additional 13,886 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.27% of the company’s stock.
EPC has been the subject of several research reports. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price objective (down from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Bank of America Corporation cut their price objective on Energizer Holdings from $79.00 to $77.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered Energizer Holdings from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Friday. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $76.27.
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Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE EPC) opened at $58.90 on Tuesday. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a twelve month low of $55.94 and a twelve month high of $82.69. The company has a market capitalization of $3,265.03, a P/E ratio of 14.40, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 2.26 and a quick ratio of 1.63.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 EPS 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 business had revenue of $564.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $588.28 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.06 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post 3.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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