Enersys (NYSE:ENS) was upgraded by Sidoti to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday. The firm presently has a $83.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Sidoti’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 31.56% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on ENS. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 target price (down previously from $92.00) on shares of Enersys in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub cut Enersys from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Enersys from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Enersys presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $82.67.

Enersys (NYSE:ENS) traded up 2.88% on Thursday, hitting $64.91. 47,945 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $71.19 and its 200 day moving average price is $76.61. Enersys has a 52-week low of $62.31 and a 52-week high of $84.74. The firm has a market cap of $2.82 billion, a PE ratio of 17.49 and a beta of 1.65.

Enersys (NYSE:ENS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The industrial products company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $622.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $615.77 million. Enersys had a return on equity of 18.90% and a net margin of 6.86%. Enersys’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.14 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Enersys will post $4.67 earnings per share for the current year.

Enersys announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, August 9th that permits the company to repurchase $100.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the industrial products company to buy up to 3.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

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In other Enersys news, VP Kerry M. Kane sold 4,413 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.16, for a total value of $362,572.08. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 17,210 shares in the company, valued at $1,413,973.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Holger P. Aschke sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.00, for a total value of $243,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 28,928 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,343,168. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Enersys during the second quarter worth $578,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in shares of Enersys by 26.6% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 32,105 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $2,326,000 after buying an additional 6,736 shares in the last quarter. Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Enersys during the second quarter worth $302,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Enersys by 1.3% in the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 16,787 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $1,216,000 after buying an additional 220 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nomura Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Enersys during the second quarter worth $653,000. Institutional investors own 97.52% of the company’s stock.

Enersys Company Profile

EnerSys is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes related products, such as chargers, power equipment, outdoor cabinet enclosures and battery accessories, and provides related after-market and customer-support services for industrial batteries.

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