News headlines about Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) have trended positive on Friday, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news coverage 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 stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected AlphaOne’s scoring:
- Jefferies Group Equities Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Energizer Holdings, Inc. To Webcast A Discussion Of Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results On May 3, 201 … (finance.yahoo.com)
- Energizer Holdings, Inc. To Webcast A Discussion Of Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results On May 3, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- FY2017 EPS Estimates for Energizer Holdings Inc Increased by Analyst (ENR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- 26.9% Return Seen to Date on SmarTrend Energizer Call (ENR) (mysmartrend.com)
ENR has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley upgraded Energizer Holdings from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their target price for the company from $49.00 to $52.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 3rd. TheStreet upgraded Energizer Holdings from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 1st. Royal Bank of Canada set a $57.00 target price on Energizer Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC upped their target price on Energizer Holdings from $47.00 to $54.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $58.00.
Shares of Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) traded down 0.54% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $58.71. The company had a trading volume of 279,842 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $3.63 billion, a PE ratio of 23.33 and a beta of 0.55. Energizer Holdings has a one year low of $41.62 and a one year high of $59.64. The company’s 50-day moving average is $56.29 and its 200 day moving average is $49.93.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 1st. The company reported $1.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.28. Energizer Holdings had a negative return on equity of 2,605.45% and a net margin of 9.35%. The firm earned $559.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $522.18 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.16 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings will post $2.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Energizer Holdings news, EVP Gregory T. Kinder sold 8,000 shares of Energizer Holdings stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.03, for a total transaction of $424,240.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 9,940 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $527,118.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.
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About Energizer Holdings
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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