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What: The Energizer Bunny ran out of power and fell flat on its face today as Energizer Holdings
So what: Earnings excluding one-time items of $1.68 per share fell well short of estimates of $1.92 per share, and expectations for the rest of the year weren't better. Energizer expects earnings for fiscal 2011 to be between $5.10 and $5.30 per share, below estimates of $6.12.
Now what: This is the second straight earnings report that has put Energizer on our plunged list as results continue to be weaker than anyone expected. Promotional spending on Energizer's Schick Hydro was one reason for the weak results this quarter. To rub a little salt in the wound, competitor Procter & Gamble said it had to ramp up production to keep up with demand for its Gillette Fusion ProGlide razors. I don't see any reason to buy today -- unless you want to get into P&G.
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