Energizer (ENR) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Energizer (NYSE:ENR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7460214659549 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Energizer (ENR) traded up $0.40 on Friday, reaching $48.04. 493,300 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 721,907. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.50. Energizer has a 12-month low of $40.64 and a 12-month high of $60.07. The firm has a market cap of $2,847.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.96, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.59.

Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.06. Energizer had a net margin of 11.48% and a return on equity of 291.65%. The firm had revenue of $465.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $437.36 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.54 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Energizer will post 3.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.41%. This is a boost from Energizer’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. Energizer’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 36.02%.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on ENR shares. Off Wall Street started coverage on shares of Energizer in a research note on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Energizer in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of Energizer from $53.00 to $50.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of Energizer in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.88.

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Energizer Company Profile

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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