Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) CEO Alan R. Hoskins bought 12,112 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction of $499,983.36. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 98,887 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,082,055.36. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ENR) traded down 0.22% during trading on Monday, reaching $41.24. The company had a trading volume of 1,008,652 shares. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $40.98 and a 1-year high of $60.07. The company’s 50 day moving average is $45.12 and its 200-day moving average is $52.11. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.69 and a beta of 0.57.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the 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 business had revenue of $372 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $390.88 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.32 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. Energizer Holdings’s payout ratio is currently 36.54%.

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Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 29.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,819,769 shares of the company’s stock valued at $327,486,000 after buying an additional 1,561,447 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,221,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $250,740,000 after buying an additional 28,652 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 10.0% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,688,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $129,118,000 after buying an additional 244,332 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 1.9% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,787,608 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,841,000 after buying an additional 33,625 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 28.2% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 1,525,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,056,000 after buying an additional 336,062 shares during the last quarter. 92.51% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

ENR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. KeyCorp raised Energizer Holdings from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 target price (down from $62.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.86.

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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