Americafirst Capital Management LLC Purchases Shares of 19,650 Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR)

Americafirst Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 19,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $944,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in ENR. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 12,028.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,258,322 shares of the company’s stock valued at $293,151,000 after purchasing an additional 5,214,967 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 213.3% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 577,410 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,727,000 after purchasing an additional 393,139 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley grew its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 132.1% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 650,329 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,256,000 after purchasing an additional 370,139 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE grew its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 28.2% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 1,525,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $85,056,000 after purchasing an additional 336,062 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its position in shares of Energizer Holdings by 99.6% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 536,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,882,000 after purchasing an additional 267,400 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 93.90% of the company’s stock.

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Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ENR) traded up 0.38% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $48.06. The company had a trading volume of 57,072 shares. Energizer Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $41.97 and a 52 week high of $56.37. The company has a market capitalization of $2.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.96 and a beta of 0.60. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $46.20 and a 200-day moving average price of $46.20.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $372.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $390.88 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 529.84% and a net margin of 10.97%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Energizer Holdings, Inc. will post $2.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Robert V. Vitale acquired 7,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $41.61 per share, for a total transaction of $303,753.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,300 shares in the company, valued at approximately $95,703. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Alan R. Hoskins acquired 12,112 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $41.28 per share, with a total value of $499,983.36. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 98,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,082,055.36. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 31,212 shares of company stock valued at $1,297,839. Company insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. UBS AG reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (down from $49.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price target (down from $55.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut Energizer Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price target (down from $54.00) on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Energizer Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.88.

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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