Energizer Holdings (ENR) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9454837436581 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

ENR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. UBS AG reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (down previously from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price target (down previously from $55.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price target (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Energizer Holdings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.88.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) opened at 46.87 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.90 billion, a PE ratio of 15.56 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $46.08 and a 200 day moving average price of $50.25. Energizer Holdings has a 1-year low of $41.97 and a 1-year high of $56.37.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 10.97% and a return on equity of 529.84%. The company had revenue of $372.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $390.88 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings 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. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st were issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 17th. Energizer Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.54%.

In other news, CFO Timothy W. Gorman purchased 6,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $42.26 per share, for a total transaction of $266,238.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $886,361.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Timothy W. Gorman purchased 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $41.43 per share, with a total value of $227,865.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 14,674 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $607,943.82. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 31,212 shares of company stock valued at $1,297,839 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

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About Energizer Holdings

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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