Equities research analysts predict that Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $1.42 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for Energizer’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $1.41 and the highest is $1.44. Energizer posted earnings per share of $1.51 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 6%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, January 31st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Energizer will report full-year earnings of $3.11 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.02 to $3.26. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $3.34 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.21 to $3.84. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Energizer.

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $465.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $437.36 million. Energizer had a net margin of 11.48% and a return on equity of 291.65%. The company’s revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.54 EPS.

A number of analysts have issued reports on ENR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $50.00 to $49.00 in a report on Thursday, January 4th. KeyCorp set a $55.00 price target on shares of Energizer and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Off Wall Street started coverage on shares of Energizer in a report on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock. Finally, Citigroup reduced their price target on shares of Energizer from $54.00 to $52.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.25.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Energizer by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,804 shares of the company’s stock worth $183,000 after purchasing an additional 50 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in shares of Energizer by 7.5% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,412 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after purchasing an additional 169 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management boosted its stake in shares of Energizer by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 28,326 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,360,000 after purchasing an additional 251 shares during the period. Sterling Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Energizer by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 51,680 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,482,000 after purchasing an additional 450 shares during the period. Finally, ETRADE Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Energizer by 5.3% during the 2nd quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 11,230 shares of the company’s stock worth $539,000 after purchasing an additional 568 shares during the period.

Shares of Energizer (NYSE ENR) opened at $51.62 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $3,091.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.03, a PEG ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.59. Energizer has a 52-week low of $40.64 and a 52-week high of $60.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.75.

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About Energizer

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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