News headlines about Energizer (NYSE:ENR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Energizer earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.9062478452868 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- $0.82 EPS Expected for Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Edgewell Personal: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com)
- Energizer Holdings Inc to Post Q4 2018 Earnings of $0.80 Per Share, Jefferies Financial Group Forecasts (ENR) (americanbankingnews.com)
- SunTrust Banks Research Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) (americanbankingnews.com)
Energizer opened at $62.80 on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 20.43, a current ratio of 1.82 and a quick ratio of 1.31. Energizer has a twelve month low of $40.64 and a twelve month high of $65.57. The stock has a market cap of $3.82 billion, a PE ratio of 21.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 0.82.
Energizer (NYSE:ENR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54. Energizer had a net margin of 6.98% and a return on equity of 359.49%. The company had revenue of $392.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $389.13 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.43 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Energizer will post 3.36 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 15th. Energizer’s dividend payout ratio is presently 38.93%.
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on ENR shares. Bank of America raised their price objective on shares of Energizer from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $56.47 to $70.00 in a research report on Monday, May 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. TheStreet upgraded shares of Energizer from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, June 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Energizer from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Energizer has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.30.
In other Energizer news, VP Mark Stephen Lavigne sold 12,484 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.08, for a total transaction of $812,458.72. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 22,394 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,457,401.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Gregory T. Kinder sold 3,810 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total transaction of $247,650.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 3,811 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $247,715. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 23,794 shares of company stock valued at $1,532,609 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.79% of the company’s stock.