GHP Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) by 3.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 22,355 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 836 shares during the period. GHP Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $1,073,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of ENR. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 1,450.7% in the first quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 11,010 shares of the company’s stock valued at $614,000 after buying an additional 10,300 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 4.2% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 710,196 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,593,000 after buying an additional 28,913 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 1.4% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 21,774 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,214,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 12.8% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 200,255 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,163,000 after buying an additional 22,658 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC purchased a new position in Energizer Holdings during the first quarter valued at $248,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.51% of the company’s stock.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ENR) opened at 44.53 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $44.47 and its 200 day moving average is $51.78. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.76 billion, a PE ratio of 14.78 and a beta of 0.57. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $40.98 and a 12-month high of $60.07.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 10.97% and a return on equity of 529.84%. The firm had revenue of $372 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $390.88 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.90 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be paid a $0.275 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.47%. Energizer Holdings’s payout ratio is 36.54%.

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Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings from $57.00 to $50.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. BidaskClub cut shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $55.00 price objective (down from $62.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.88.

In other news, CFO Timothy W. Gorman bought 6,300 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $42.26 per share, for a total transaction of $266,238.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,974 shares in the company, valued at approximately $886,361.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Alan R. Hoskins bought 12,112 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $41.28 per share, with a total value of $499,983.36. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 98,887 shares in the company, valued at $4,082,055.36. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders bought 31,212 shares of company stock valued at $1,297,839. Company insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

About Energizer Holdings

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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