Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 920 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,233% compared to the average daily volume of 69 call options.

Shares of Energizer (NYSE ENR) opened at $54.82 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50. The stock has a market cap of $3,310.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.08. Energizer has a 1-year low of $40.64 and a 1-year high of $62.86.

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $465.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.54 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Energizer will post 3.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Energizer by 29.7% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,819,769 shares of the company’s stock valued at $327,486,000 after acquiring an additional 1,561,447 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Energizer by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,221,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $250,740,000 after acquiring an additional 28,652 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Energizer by 8.6% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,804,646 shares of the company’s stock valued at $174,519,000 after acquiring an additional 299,862 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Energizer by 11.3% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,993,563 shares of the company’s stock valued at $137,854,000 after acquiring an additional 304,730 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Energizer by 77.6% during the 3rd quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,975,498 shares of the company’s stock valued at $90,972,000 after acquiring an additional 863,371 shares during the last quarter.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on ENR. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on shares of Energizer to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Citigroup lowered shares of Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $52.00 to $64.00 in a report on Wednesday. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price (up previously from $55.00) on shares of Energizer in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $50.00 to $49.00 in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $56.56.

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Energizer Company Profile

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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