Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC) Shares Bought by Eidelman Virant Capital
Eidelman Virant Capital boosted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 10.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 31,000 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares during the quarter. Energizer Holdings accounts for approximately 1.3% of Eidelman Virant Capital’s holdings, making the stock its 27th biggest position. Eidelman Virant Capital owned 0.05% of Energizer Holdings worth $2,255,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. OLD National Bancorp IN acquired a new position in Energizer Holdings during the 3rd quarter valued at $466,000. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. acquired a new position in Energizer Holdings during the 3rd quarter valued at $953,000. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in Energizer Holdings during the 3rd quarter valued at $233,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new position in Energizer Holdings during the 2nd quarter valued at $839,000. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. raised its stake in Energizer Holdings by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 31,883 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,423,000 after purchasing an additional 257 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.51% of the company’s stock.
Several brokerages have issued reports on EPC. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $87.00 price target (up previously from $86.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Friday, August 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Sunday, July 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. TheStreet lowered shares of Energizer Holdings from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 price target (up previously from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.44.
Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE EPC) traded up 0.06% on Wednesday, reaching $64.97. 74,028 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $70.87 and its 200 day moving average is $73.09. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $64.25 and a one year high of $84.45. The company has a market capitalization of $3.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.29 and a beta of 0.94.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 12.71% and a net margin of 8.80%. The firm had revenue of $637.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $648.13 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.66 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $3.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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