UBS Oconnor LLC lessened its stake in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 28.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 359,795 shares of the company’s stock after selling 140,205 shares during the quarter. UBS Oconnor LLC owned approximately 0.58% of Energizer Holdings worth $17,277,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 0.3% during the second quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 8,657 shares of the company’s stock worth $416,000 after acquiring an additional 22 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC lifted its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 0.3% during the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 10,673 shares of the company’s stock worth $595,000 after acquiring an additional 33 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 1.3% during the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,804 shares of the company’s stock worth $183,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares during the period. Synovus Financial Corp lifted its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 1.7% during the second quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 4,978 shares of the company’s stock worth $243,000 after acquiring an additional 85 shares during the period. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas lifted its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 3.0% during the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 4,960 shares of the company’s stock worth $238,000 after acquiring an additional 144 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 93.92% of the company’s stock.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR) traded up 0.39% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $46.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 368,509 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $46.30 and a 200-day moving average price of $46.30. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $41.97 and a 12-month high of $56.37. The firm has a market cap of $2.85 billion, a PE ratio of 15.29 and a beta of 0.58.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $372.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $390.88 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 529.84% and a net margin of 10.97%. The company’s revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.32 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 21st were issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.39%. Energizer Holdings’s payout ratio is 36.54%.

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In other news, CFO Timothy W. Gorman purchased 6,300 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $42.26 per share, with a total value of $266,238.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $886,361.24. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Timothy W. Gorman purchased 5,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $41.43 per share, for a total transaction of $227,865.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 14,674 shares in the company, valued at $607,943.82. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 31,212 shares of company stock worth $1,297,839 over the last three months. Insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently commented on ENR. UBS AG reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $47.00 price target (down from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $49.00 price target (down from $55.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 price target (down from $54.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Energizer Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.88.

Energizer Holdings Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR)

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