Energizer Holdings

  • Pad Your Dividend Portfolio with This Personal Care Product Company

    By Rohit Gupta - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, KMB, PG

    It is a well-known fact that personal care products are an indispensable part of our lives. Because of the very stable nature of this industry, and the intense competition within it, the companies have a very steady growth rate. In essence, these companies are an investment tortoise. Investors looking for their hare would be disappointed in these companies, as their stock prices of usually don’t fluctuate much. But, investors more »

  • What to Expect From an Investment in Spectrum Brands

    By joshua kubiak - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, PG, SPB

    Despite struggling for some time now, shares of Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB) have performed very well this year and are up 77.55% from a year ago. Management appears to be focused on returning value to shareholders while tackling the company's mounting debt load at the same time. This is positive news, but I’m starting to be a little skeptical and wondering whether or not the business would more »

  • With Feminine Market Acquisition, Energizer Takes Procter and Gamble Head On

    By Chris Katje - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, KMB, PG

    Once known for just its batteries, Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR) is now shaping up to be a mini personal care powerhouse. On Wednesday, the company acquired three strong feminine care brands that put the company in more direct competition with rival Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). Energizer’s decision to diversify should offset weakness in the battery category and power shares forward.

    Powering past batteries

    Energizer Holdings is the company behind more »

  • Personal Care can turn into Profits

    By Vanina Egea - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, KMB, NWL

    Consumer and commercial producers and marketers continue to struggle with slow economic recovery in Europe. However, companies haven't stood still while revenues diminished. What have they done? Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR), for example, has gone into the personal care business. Meanwhile, Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB) has placed its eyes on the developing markets. At last, Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL), has shaved off non-core businesses and expanded to new markets more »

  • Keeping it Simple With Energizer Holdings

    By Matthew Luke - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, PG, UL, UN

    Being a successful investor does not need to be that difficult. A simple investment in an easy to comprehend business model is often the best way to make long-term gains in the stock market. Sure, you can occasionally hit it big on a complicated biotech speculative pick or what have you, but simplicity is one of the keys to consistent gains in the stock market. And in the universe of more »

  • Boring Can Be Beautiful With This Company

    By Mark Yagalla - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, KMB, PG

    Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) is in the boring business of paper towels, tissues, diapers, baby wipes, toilet paper, and feminine hygiene products. The business isn't exciting, but it's very profitable and Kimberly-Clark has built a large moat for itself. To put it in perspective, consider that:

    • The company's leading brands are sold in more than 175 countries.

    • Kimberly-Clark has been in business for more than 140 years.

    • Nearly more »

  • 4 Consumer Businesses to Keep on Your Radar

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, HELE, PG, TUP

    With consumer spending representing 71% of the United State's overall GDP in 2013, it has become more important than ever for investors to find companies with strong brands that are able to lock in recurring sales.  Companies that sell basic staples to many, if not most households throughout the world, can offer peace of mind to investors in a dramatic market.

    From low interest rates, to all-time highs, to more »

  • A Good Business With a Weak Balance Sheet

    By Mark Lin - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, PG, SPB

    Batteries and pet food are common purchases you make every month without even realizing. Consumer products like these are non-discretionary and need to be replaced frequently. This contributes to the strong free cash flow and profitability of Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB), a global consumer products company selling consumer batteries, small appliances, and pet supplies among other products.

    Unfortunately, while I like its business, its capital management practices leave much to more »

  • Time to Pick Your Home Handyman

    By Arturo Cuevas - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, JAH, SWK

    Things that make life handier sure can be a good theme for stock picking, don’t you think? This is especially so, now that household growth  in the U.S.appears accelerating and new home construction is rising along with a pick up in activity in the residential resale market.

    Going by this line of thought,  Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR) should be a fine candidate. After all, most of the more »

  • Hedge Fund Giovine Capital Loves These Stocks--Should You?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: APC, ENR, HES, HD, MOS

    Giovine Capital Group, founded by Thomas A. Giovine in 1998, has a sizable equity portfolio. Institutional investors have to comply with SEC requirements, which include filing a 13F form every quarter. A quick look at the top five equity positions of Giovine may be a good starting point for individual research. Our research has shown that individual investors can outperform the market by as much as 18 percentage points per more »

  • Can You Profit On The Herbalife Fiasco?

    By Shmulik Karpf - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: CHD, ENR, HLF, SPY, CLX | Editor's Choice

    On Dec. 20, Bill Ackman from Pershing Square Capital Management, revealed a large short position in Herbalife (NYSE: HLF). He gave a lengthy presentation on why he believes that the multi-level marketing company that sells nutritional supplements is nothing more than a pyramid scheme.

    The implications

    Claiming that a $5 billion company is a pyramid scheme is a very risky statement. On the one hand, operating in a pyramid structure more »

  • Small, Big, Bigger: a Sizable Dividend Portfolio

    By Ash Anderson - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: COP, ENR, OHI

    Bigger isn’t always better, especially in investing. Small cap stocks have the advantage over their large cap counterparts because they are able to make decisions easier, gain in their market share against larger rivals, and, at least in some instances, fly under the radar of many institutions until they are large enough to be purchased. This article will combine one large-, one mid-, and one small-cap company to create more »

  • Bill Ackman's Analysis on Herbalife (Part I)

    By Anh HOANG - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: CHD, ENR, HLF

    Bill Ackman recently attacked Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) aggressively. In the interview with Bloomberg, he made it public that he shorted an enormous amount of Herbalife’s stock, more than 20 million shares, with the total position value of more than $1 billion. He believed that the company was a pyramid scheme based on “very careful and thorough analysis of every fact.” He said: “This is the highest conviction I have more »

  • Companies That Show a Good Fight Despite Cliff Scare

    By Josef Ray Dagatan - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: ENR, HRG, SPB

    I don’t own shares in Harbinger Group (NYSE: HRG) but if I did and got news that shares dropped more than 25%, which happened in the Dec 13 trading session, then my reaction would definitely be one of agitation and concern for my money. Concerns such as the sustainability of the business in spite of crisis, anxiety, and other emotional factors may make you pessimistic whether to stay your more »

  • Activist Hedge Fund Manager is Bullish About this Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 4, 2012 | Tickers: AVP, ENR, PCRFY, PG, SPB

    Between April and June 2012, Atlantic Investment Management reduced its position in Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR) by 9% to finish the second quarter with 2.2 million shares. Apparently Atlantic’s manager, Alexander Roepers, has changed his mind.

    Roepers told attendees at the Value Investing Congress that the maker of batteries, razors, and personal care products was his top investment idea. He expects the stock to reach $100 per share more »

  • Energize Your Portfolio With This Stock

    By Gayatri Sharma - September 24, 2012 | Tickers: ENR, PCRFY, PG, SPB

    Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR) shares are seeing positive momentum after the company's recent announcement that it expects to save $175-$200 million annually following an assessment of its cost structure and operating model. The company said that initiatives in the pipeline will begin accruing in the second half of its fiscal year 2013. But is the company really worth $470 million more than it was a day before announcement more »

  • This Time it Might be Different

    By Chad Henage - July 16, 2012 | Tickers: ENR, PG, TGT

    In a recent article by Matt Koppenheffer of The Mötley Fool, he examined several companies that as Warren Buffett says, "could be run by a ham sandwich". One of the three companies he mentioned was Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). In his own words, this business, "could run on autopilot and continue earning attractive returns for shareholders". As proof, he pointed out that in 2000, some of the same worries were being brought up about Procter & Gamble slowing down, and the company grew earnings-per-share by an average of 11% over the next multiple years. While I understand Matt's point, my concern is, there has been a huge change in consumer preferences that directly affects Procter & Gamble's business.

  • Will Europe Kill These 4 Dividend Paying Stocks?

    By Justin Carley - June 29, 2012 | Tickers: CLF, ENR, FCX, MCD

    Earlier this week I discussed some options that investors should consider buying to Euro-proof their portfolios.  Now I want to look at names that should be sold to Euro-proof one’s portfolio.  This weekend presents yet another EU Summit with the likely outcome a bunch of headline quotes, but no on-the-ground action to stem the sinking economic outlook in the region.  This dynamic should raise a red flag on equities more »