Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $85.00.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Sunday. TheStreet downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price target (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Citigroup Inc decreased their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $91.00 to $86.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st.
Shares of Energizer Holdings (EPC) traded down 0.64% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $71.58. 322,833 shares of the stock traded hands. Energizer Holdings has a one year low of $69.63 and a one year high of $87.51. The stock has a market cap of $4.11 billion, a PE ratio of 22.25 and a beta of 0.96. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $74.47 and a 200 day moving average of $74.83.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.09. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 8.00% and a return on equity of 11.44%. The business had revenue of $611 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $608.13 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.17 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Energizer Holdings will post $3.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in EPC. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 7,004.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,145,412 shares of the company’s stock valued at $668,896,000 after buying an additional 9,016,691 shares during the period. Credit Suisse AG boosted its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 149.2% in the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 4,072,492 shares of the company’s stock valued at $297,861,000 after buying an additional 2,438,114 shares during the period. Norges Bank purchased a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at about $47,555,000. First Trust Advisors LP purchased a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $17,483,000. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $17,012,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.77% of the company’s stock.
About Energizer Holdings
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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