FIL Ltd boosted its stake in shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) by 5.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 283,189 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14,376 shares during the period. FIL Ltd’s holdings in Energizer Holdings were worth $20,670,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Huntington National Bank purchased a new position in Energizer Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $298,000. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 3.1% in the second quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 4,359 shares of the company’s stock valued at $367,000 after buying an additional 131 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 1.3% in the second quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 199,073 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,804,000 after buying an additional 2,562 shares in the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 13.8% in the second quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 1,898,499 shares of the company’s stock valued at $160,252,000 after buying an additional 229,618 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gabelli Funds LLC boosted its position in Energizer Holdings by 2.7% in the second quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 1,292,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,108,000 after buying an additional 34,200 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.26% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC)

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EPC) traded up 1.68% during trading on Friday, reaching $79.11. 115,880 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $76.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $77.65. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $72.79 and a 52 week high of $88.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.82 and a beta of 0.86.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:EPC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.66. The business had revenue of $485 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $496.81 million. Energizer Holdings had a net margin of 8.01% and a return on equity of 11.46%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.68 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities analysts recently issued reports on EPC shares. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $79.00 target price (up from $75.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research note on Friday, November 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Energizer Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $94.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 16th. RBC Capital Markets set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 2nd. Finally, Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Energizer Holdings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $88.00.

About Energizer Holdings

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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