Retirement Systems of Alabama Increases Position in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (EPC)

Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 45.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 107,808 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 33,784 shares during the period. Retirement Systems of Alabama owned 0.19% of Energizer Holdings worth $7,845,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in EPC. Sei Investments Co. grew its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 9.6% in the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 20,464 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,489,000 after buying an additional 1,785 shares during the period. New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY purchased a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $4,548,000. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL grew its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 2,084,655 shares of the company’s stock valued at $151,700,000 after buying an additional 7,050 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board grew its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 8.8% in the 3rd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 79,561 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,790,000 after buying an additional 6,442 shares during the period. Finally, Chicago Equity Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $423,000. 90.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. 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 research note on Friday, August 11th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective (down from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $76.27.

In other Energizer Holdings news, Director Daniel J. Heinrich bought 1,500 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $57.08 per share, for a total transaction of $85,620.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 3,530 shares in the company, valued at $201,492.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.64% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE EPC) opened at $59.76 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $3,404.59, a P/E ratio of 15.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 0.91. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $55.94 and a fifty-two week high of $82.06. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $564.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $588.28 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 12.54% and a net margin of 0.25%. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.06 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post 3.85 earnings per share for the current 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC)

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