Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 251.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 273,054 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 195,328 shares during the period. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC owned approximately 0.44% of Energizer worth $12,574,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position 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 in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its stake in Energizer by 7.1% in the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $125,000 after purchasing an additional 172 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning lifted its stake in Energizer by 30.9% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,617 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,000 after purchasing an additional 618 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Energizer by 149.1% in the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,460 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after purchasing an additional 2,071 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in Energizer by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,804 shares of the company’s stock valued at $183,000 after purchasing an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.23% of the company’s stock.
Several brokerages recently commented on ENR. KeyCorp set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Energizer and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 25th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price target on shares of Energizer in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Energizer from $53.00 to $50.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of Energizer in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Energizer currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.88.
Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $465.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $437.36 million. Energizer had a net margin of 11.48% and a return on equity of 291.65%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.54 earnings per share. analysts predict that Energizer Holdings Inc will post 3.06 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.29 dividend. This is an increase from Energizer’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.42%. Energizer’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 36.02%.
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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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