Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) Issues Earnings Results

Cornelia Mascio
Novembre 19, 2017

The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Chicago Equity Partners LLC bought a new position in Energizer Holdings, Inc.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. The value of the position overall is down by 0.6%. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,688,833 shares of the company's stock valued at $129,118,000 after acquiring an additional 244,332 shares during the period. Creative Planning raised its position in Energizer Holdings by 30.9% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,094,636 shares of the company's stock worth $83,214,000 after purchasing an additional 988,336 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gamco Investors INC.

Here are a few institutional investors who have updated their positions. Energizer Holdings has a 1 year low of $40.64 and a 1 year high of $60.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,740.00 and a PE ratio of 14.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a current ratio of 2.26.

Shares of Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) traded up $0.29 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $45.40. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $564.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $588.28 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.30 EPS. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $-0.03 with 188.95M shares outstanding. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its position in Energizer Holdings by 929.8% in the 2nd quarter. Energizer Holdings's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 34.27%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. On October 16, 2017 KeyCorp released a research note on ENR and giving a rating of "Buy" and price target of $55.00. Citigroup Inc. lowered their target price on shares of Energizer Holdings from $54.00 to $52.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 10th. UBS AG reiterated a "neutral" rating and issued a $47.00 price objective (down from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $51.88. Off Wall Street released guidance on ENR by announcing an initial rating of "Sell". Jefferies Group LLC lifted their target price on Energizer Holdings from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This news story was reported by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. If you are accessing this report on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. Also, CEO Alan R. Hoskins purchased 12,112 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 98,887 shares in the company, valued at $4,082,055.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. As of the end of the quarter Neuberger Berman Group LLC had bought a total of 304,730 shares growing its holdings by 11.3%. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,974 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $886,361.24. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.73% of the company's stock.

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