Teachers Advisors LLC Increases Stake in Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR)

Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 1.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 117,275 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,656 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Energizer were worth $5,627,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in ENR. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its holdings in shares of Energizer by 7.2% during the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 113,019 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,205,000 after purchasing an additional 7,617 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its holdings in shares of Energizer by 3.5% during the third quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 148,570 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,842,000 after purchasing an additional 5,000 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc raised its holdings in shares of Energizer by 15.6% during the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 56,242 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,590,000 after purchasing an additional 7,572 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of Energizer by 15.1% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 749,601 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,520,000 after purchasing an additional 98,113 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of Energizer by 0.4% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,186,233 shares of the company’s stock valued at $54,626,000 after purchasing an additional 4,434 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.24% of the company’s stock.

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In other Energizer news, VP Susan K. Drath sold 13,904 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.27, for a total value of $879,706.08. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 22,367 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,415,160.09. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Emily K. Boss sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.00, for a total transaction of $420,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 9,708 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $543,648. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.79% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:ENR opened at $58.53 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 29.02. The stock has a market cap of $3,493.41, a PE ratio of 19.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 0.81. Energizer Holdings Inc has a one year low of $40.64 and a one year high of $64.00.

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The company reported $1.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.12. Energizer had a net margin of 9.40% and a return on equity of 274.69%. The business had revenue of $573.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $566.50 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.51 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Energizer Holdings Inc will post 3.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th were given a $0.29 dividend. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 16th. Energizer’s payout ratio is 38.93%.

ENR has been the subject of several recent research reports. Deutsche Bank raised shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $50.00 to $49.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on shares of Energizer to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of Energizer in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup downgraded shares of Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $52.00 to $64.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $60.89.

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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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