Energizer Holdings (ENR) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) has been trending positive recently, AlphaOne reports. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 91 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted AlphaOne’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently commented on ENR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on Energizer Holdings from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price target on Energizer Holdings from $57.00 to $50.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, May 15th. Morgan Stanley cut Energizer Holdings from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price target for the company from $58.00 to $61.00 in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, TheStreet raised Energizer Holdings from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $57.00.

Shares of Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) opened at 52.61 on Friday. Energizer Holdings has a 52 week low of $41.97 and a 52 week high of $60.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.51 and a beta of 0.55. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $56.62 and its 200 day moving average is $51.11.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.16. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 9.35% and a negative return on equity of 2,605.45%. The company had revenue of $359 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $366.66 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.30 EPS. Energizer Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings will post $2.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 14th. Investors of record on Monday, May 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 18th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.09%. Energizer Holdings’s payout ratio is presently 43.82%.

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Energizer Holdings Company Profile

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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