Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 4.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 754,599 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 29,576 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH owned approximately 1.22% of Energizer worth $34,749,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of ENR. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Energizer by 29.7% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,819,769 shares of the company’s stock valued at $327,486,000 after purchasing an additional 1,561,447 shares in the last quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Energizer by 77.6% during the third quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,975,498 shares of the company’s stock valued at $90,972,000 after purchasing an additional 863,371 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in Energizer by 425.5% during the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 641,214 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,528,000 after purchasing an additional 519,184 shares in the last quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. purchased a new stake in Energizer during the third quarter valued at about $23,581,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in Energizer by 213.3% during 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. 99.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) opened at $48.04 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50. The company has a market capitalization of $2,852.83, a PE ratio of 15.99, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.59. Energizer Holdings Inc has a twelve month low of $40.64 and a twelve month high of $60.07.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a $0.29 dividend. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.41%. This is a positive change from Energizer’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. Energizer’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.02%.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on ENR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Energizer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of Energizer in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Off Wall Street started coverage on Energizer in a research report on Monday, October 30th. They set a “sell” rating on the stock. KeyCorp set a $55.00 price target on Energizer and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Energizer in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.88.
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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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