FMR LLC lowered its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 6.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 830,065 shares of the company’s stock after selling 60,835 shares during the period. FMR LLC owned about 1.45% of Energizer Holdings worth $60,711,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in EPC. Norges Bank purchased a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at $47,555,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 7.3% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 515,598 shares of the company’s stock valued at $37,636,000 after buying an additional 35,077 shares during the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG purchased a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at $1,099,000. American International Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 2.7% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 117,376 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,585,000 after buying an additional 3,036 shares during the period. Finally, Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.4% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 1,989 shares of the company’s stock valued at $145,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the period. 91.84% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) traded down 1.22% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $71.88. 383,804 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $69.63 and a 52 week high of $84.61. The stock has a market cap of $4.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.34 and a beta of 0.97. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $74.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $74.54.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $611 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $608.13 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 11.44% and a net margin of 8.00%. The company’s revenue was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.17 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $3.84 EPS for the current year.
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Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective (down from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. TheStreet lowered shares of Energizer Holdings from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Sunday, July 16th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $84.78.
Energizer Holdings Company Profile
Edgewell Personal Care Company is a manufacturer and marketer of personal care products in the wet shave, sun and skin care, feminine care and infant care categories. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had a portfolio of over 25 brands. It manages its business in four segments: Wet Shave, Sun and Skin Care, Feminine Care and All Other.
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