Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) Stock Price

News coverage about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7370504975841 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday, October 19th. BidaskClub upgraded Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price target (down from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, Bank of America Corporation dropped their price objective on Energizer Holdings from $79.00 to $77.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $78.91.

Energizer Holdings (EPC) traded down $2.09 during trading on Friday, hitting $57.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,924,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 537,878. The company has a market cap of $3,384.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.91. Energizer Holdings has a twelve month low of $55.94 and a twelve month high of $82.69. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 1.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 12.54% and a net margin of 0.25%. The firm had revenue of $564.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $588.28 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.06 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 7.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Energizer Holdings will post 3.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Energizer Holdings Company Profile

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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