Gamco Investors INC. ET AL decreased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 3.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,506,479 shares of the company’s stock after selling 47,513 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL’s holdings in Energizer were worth $72,281,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Zions Bancorporation purchased a new position in shares of Energizer during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $120,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Energizer by 51.0% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,643 shares of the company’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 1,231 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Energizer by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,804 shares of the company’s stock worth $183,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Intl Fcstone Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Energizer in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $234,000. Finally, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Energizer in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $283,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.23% of the company’s stock.
Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. KeyCorp set a $55.00 price target on Energizer and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 25th. Citigroup downgraded Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $52.00 to $64.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $47.00 price target on shares of Energizer in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on Energizer from $53.00 to $50.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Energizer currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.56.
Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) opened at $55.91 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,337.03, a P/E ratio of 18.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.89. Energizer Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $40.64 and a 12-month high of $62.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 29.02, a current ratio of 1.90 and a quick ratio of 1.39.
Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The company reported $1.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $573.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $566.50 million. Energizer had a return on equity of 274.69% and a net margin of 9.40%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.51 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings Inc will post 3.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be given a $0.29 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 16th. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.07%. Energizer’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.28%.
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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