Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $84.38.
Several research analysts recently commented on EPC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price objective (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price objective (down previously from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Energizer Holdings from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE EPC) opened at 65.58 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $3.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.46 and a beta of 0.94. Energizer Holdings has a 52 week low of $64.88 and a 52 week high of $84.45. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $71.88 and its 200-day moving average is $73.26.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. The firm had revenue of $637.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $648.13 million. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 8.80% and a return on equity of 12.71%. Energizer Holdings’s revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.66 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Energizer Holdings will post $3.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Creative Planning grew its position in Energizer Holdings by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,007 shares of the company’s stock worth $153,000 after purchasing an additional 18 shares during the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new stake in Energizer Holdings during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $201,000. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. grew its position in Energizer Holdings by 6.9% during the 2nd quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. now owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $236,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Bayesian Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in Energizer Holdings during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $240,000. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in Energizer Holdings during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $233,000. 89.60% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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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