What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Energizer Holdings, with 12 of 15 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Energizer Holdings better than competitor Kimberly-Clark overall. Analysts still rate the stock a Moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $1.18 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 9.3% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.26 per share. Estimates range from $1.13 to $1.32.
What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 97.3% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All Stars with 93.7% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced Energizer Holdings, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 95 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Energizer Holdings' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Energizer Holdings' profit has risen year over year by an average of 25.9%. The company's revenue has now risen for two straight quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 2.3 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 10.7% while cost of sales rose 15.6% to $564.2 million from a year earlier.
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