Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Given Hold Rating at SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated their hold rating on shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) in a research report report published on Friday. They currently have a $65.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Energizer Holdings’ Q1 2018 earnings at $0.66 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.14 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.94 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.80 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.21 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.09 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.96 EPS.

A number of other analysts also recently commented on EPC. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a buy rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Sunday, July 16th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energizer Holdings from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a hold rating and set a $75.00 target price (down from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a hold rating and set a $78.00 target price (up from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Energizer Holdings from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Energizer Holdings has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $78.91.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE EPC) traded down $2.09 on Friday, reaching $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 debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.64 and a current ratio of 2.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,384.10, a P/E ratio of 14.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.91. Energizer Holdings has a one year low of $55.94 and a one year high of $82.69.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $564.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $588.28 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 12.54% and a net margin of 0.25%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.06 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings will post 3.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EPC. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 929.8% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,094,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $83,214,000 after purchasing an additional 988,336 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 13.7% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,476,454 shares of the company’s stock valued at $252,077,000 after purchasing an additional 419,403 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 2,405.6% in the second quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 210,472 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,000,000 after purchasing an additional 202,072 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 2,342.9% in the second quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 173,935 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,219,000 after purchasing an additional 166,815 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL increased its stake in Energizer Holdings by 7.6% in the second quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 2,077,605 shares of the company’s stock valued at $157,940,000 after purchasing an additional 146,860 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.55% of the company’s stock.

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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