Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by Jefferies Group LLC in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $78.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC’s price target points to a potential upside of 17.01% from the stock’s previous close.

EPC has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. TheStreet upgraded Energizer Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Societe Generale upgraded Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $83.00 to $90.00 in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 target price (down from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $84.44.

Shares of Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) traded down 1.48% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $66.66. The stock had a trading volume of 1,157,858 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $72.64 and its 200 day moving average is $73.35. Energizer Holdings has a 52 week low of $65.60 and a 52 week high of $84.45. The firm has a market cap of $3.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.77 and a beta of 0.94.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. The business had revenue of $637.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $648.13 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 12.71% and a net margin of 8.80%. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.66 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Energizer Holdings will post $3.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Creative Planning grew its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.9% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,007 shares of the company’s stock valued at $153,000 after purchasing an additional 18 shares in the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings in the second quarter valued at $201,000. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. grew its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 6.9% in the second quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. now owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $236,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings in the first quarter valued at $237,000. Finally, Bayesian Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Energizer Holdings in the second quarter valued at $240,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.29% of the company’s stock.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC)

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