Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 19.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 69,282 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 11,194 shares during the quarter. Legal & General Group Plc owned 0.12% of Energizer worth $4,128,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in ENR. Captrust Financial Advisors acquired a new stake in Energizer during the 4th quarter worth approximately $118,000. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer in the 1st quarter valued at $118,000. Choate Investment Advisors acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer in the 1st quarter valued at $203,000. Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer in the 4th quarter valued at $215,000. Finally, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer in the 1st quarter valued at $224,000. Institutional investors own 99.29% of the company’s stock.
NYSE ENR opened at $63.02 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.90, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.22, a P/E/G ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.84. Energizer Holdings Inc has a 12 month low of $40.64 and a 12 month high of $64.93.
Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $374.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $374.32 million. Energizer had a net margin of 7.13% and a return on equity of 292.85%. The company’s revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.50 EPS. research analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings Inc will post 3.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.
ENR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Bank of America raised their price objective on shares of Energizer from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 12th. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Energizer from $60.00 to $66.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, June 29th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Energizer from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, June 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 6th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of 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, four have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Energizer currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $62.50.
In related news, VP Emily K. Boss sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.00, for a total value of $472,500.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 2,208 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $139,104. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 1.79% of the company’s stock.