Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC grew its holdings in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 3.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,241 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 346 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $864,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in EPC. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings by 28.6% in the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,000 after acquiring an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning grew its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.9% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,007 shares of the company’s stock valued at $153,000 after purchasing an additional 18 shares during the last quarter. Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings in the second quarter valued at about $201,000. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. grew its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 6.9% in the second quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. now owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $236,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings in the first quarter valued at about $237,000. Institutional investors own 89.38% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) opened at 74.01 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $74.10 and a 200-day moving average of $73.82. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $69.63 and a one year high of $84.45. The firm has a market cap of $4.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.84 and a beta of 0.97.
Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.31. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 8.80% and a return on equity of 12.71%. The company had revenue of $637.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $648.13 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.66 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $3.98 EPS for the current year.
EPC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Energizer Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $77.00 target price (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 target price (down previously from $77.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $85.38.
Energizer Holdings 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.
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