Energizer Holdings, Inc. Forecasted to Earn Q1 2018 Earnings of $1.44 Per Share (ENR)

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) – Analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for Energizer Holdings in a research note issued on Wednesday. KeyCorp analyst J. Gere forecasts that the company will post earnings of $1.44 per share for the quarter. KeyCorp has a “Buy” rating and a $55.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Energizer Holdings’ Q2 2018 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.49 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 11.48% and a return on equity of 291.65%. The company had revenue of $465.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $437.36 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.54 earnings per share. Energizer Holdings’s revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was published by Markets Daily and is the sole property of of Markets Daily. If you are viewing this story on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright and trademark laws. The original version of this story can be accessed at https://www.themarketsdaily.com/2017/11/15/energizer-holdings-inc-forecasted-to-earn-q1-2018-earnings-of-1-44-per-share-enr.html.

Other analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reduced their target price on shares of Energizer Holdings from $55.00 to $49.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Energizer Holdings from $53.00 to $50.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 target price on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.88.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE ENR) traded down $0.32 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $43.88. 890,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 726,516. The stock has a market cap of $2,736.22, a P/E ratio of 14.83, a PEG ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50. Energizer Holdings has a 12-month low of $40.64 and a 12-month high of $60.07.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ENR. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 29.7% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,819,769 shares of the company’s stock worth $327,486,000 after purchasing an additional 1,561,447 shares in the last quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 77.6% during the third quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,975,498 shares of the company’s stock worth $90,972,000 after purchasing an additional 863,371 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. grew its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 425.5% in the 3rd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 641,214 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,528,000 after buying an additional 519,184 shares in the last quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. purchased a new stake in Energizer Holdings in the 3rd quarter valued at $23,581,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP grew its holdings in Energizer Holdings by 213.3% in the 2nd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 577,410 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,727,000 after buying an additional 393,139 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.34% of the company’s stock.

In other Energizer Holdings news, CFO Timothy W. Gorman acquired 6,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $42.26 per share, for a total transaction of $266,238.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $886,361.24. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Timothy W. Gorman acquired 5,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $41.43 per share, with a total value of $227,865.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 14,674 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $607,943.82. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 23,912 shares of company stock valued at $994,086 over the last three months. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.29 per share. This is an increase from Energizer Holdings’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.64%. Energizer Holdings’s payout ratio is 34.16%.

Energizer Holdings 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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