Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ENR) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares

Currently, the 14-day ADX for Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) is sitting at 33.90. (NYSE:ENR) by 3.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share.

Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) has popped on trader's radar as the share momentum has climbed above the Aroon Up key level of 70.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EPC. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC bought a new stake in shares of Energizer Holdings during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $248,000. Short interest grew from 7,679,693 to 8,116,978 over that period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in Energizer Holdings by 7.5% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Energizer Holdings during the first quarter valued at $114,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings by 6.7% during the 1st quarter. The 50 day moving average went up $0.10 or +0.22% whereas the 200 day average was up by +0.22%. Finally, Comerica Bank grew its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings by 18.0% during the 1st quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,460 shares of the company's stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 2,071 shares during the period. Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on ENR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Energizer Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $85.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. The value of the investment in (ENR) went from $3,864,000 to $9,437,000 a change of $5,573,000 for the reporting period. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their target price on Energizer Holdings from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 2 with "Hold".

In other Energizer Holdings news, CEO Alan R. Hoskins purchased 12,112 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. Timothy W. Gorman, EVP, CFO & CAO bought $227,865 worth of shares at an average price of $41.43 on Friday the 18th. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 14,674 shares of the company's stock, valued at $607,943.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $41.28 per share, for a total transaction of $499,983.36. Insiders own 1.73% of the company's stock. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Energizer Holdings by 0.7% in the 1st quarter. Cheetah Mobile Inc has $30 highest and $8 lowest target. (NYSE ENR) opened at 44.94 on Friday.

It is now trading at $46.40 which is just over the 50 day moving average of $46.30 and which is just a bit higher than the 200 day moving average of $46.30.

07/19/2017 - Energizer Holdings, Inc. was upgraded to "overweight" by analysts at KeyBanc. The company has market cap of $2.84 billion.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. After $-0.21 actual earnings per share reported by BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.05% EPS growth. The business had revenue of $372.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $390.88 million. Energizer Holdings had a return on equity of 12.71% and a net margin of 8.80%. The company's revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.32 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Energizer Holdings will post $3.98 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share. This dividend represents a yield of $2.35 which is the dividend as a percentage of the current share price. The ex-dividend date was set for Thursday the 16th of February 2017. Energizer Holdings's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.54%.

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RBC Capital Markets maintained Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) on Friday, May 5 with "Outperform" rating. Traders use the "Up and Down" indicator lines to judge the strength of a trend, as absolute values signify strength, but simultaneous changes reflect a market that has yet to make up its mind.

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