Energizer (ENR) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

News stories about Energizer (NYSE:ENR) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.9789668817197 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

ENR stock traded up $0.84 during trading on Thursday, hitting $62.89. 12,388 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 541,583. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.70 billion, a PE ratio of 21.12, a P/E/G ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 0.84. Energizer has a 1 year low of $40.64 and a 1 year high of $64.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.86, a current ratio of 1.90 and a quick ratio of 1.37.

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $374.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $374.32 million. Energizer had a return on equity of 292.85% and a net margin of 7.13%. Energizer’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.50 EPS. analysts anticipate that Energizer will post 3.37 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 13th. Investors of record on Monday, May 21st were issued a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 18th. Energizer’s dividend payout ratio is presently 38.93%.

ENR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Bank of America upped their price objective on Energizer from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 12th. Citigroup upped their price objective on Energizer from $60.00 to $66.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, June 29th. TheStreet upgraded Energizer from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, June 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 6th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.50.

In related news, VP Emily K. Boss sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.00, for a total transaction of $472,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 2,208 shares in the company, valued at approximately $139,104. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.79% of the company’s stock.

Energizer Company Profile

Energizer Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes household batteries, specialty batteries, and lighting products worldwide. It offers lithium, alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel metal hydride, zinc air, and silver oxide batteries under the Energizer and Eveready brands, as well as primary, rechargeable, specialty, and hearing aid products.

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