Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on HELE. Zacks Investment Research boosted their price target on shares of Helen of Troy to $223.25 in a research report on Friday, January 17th. DA Davidson reiterated a buy rating and issued a $227.00 price target (up from $206.00) on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Thursday, January 9th. Oppenheimer began coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Wednesday, February 5th. They issued an outperform rating and a $210.00 price target on the stock. Bank of America boosted their price target on shares of Helen of Troy from $175.00 to $190.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, December 20th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, January 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Helen of Troy has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $212.56.
Shares of NASDAQ HELE traded down $0.63 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $192.37. 89,054 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 159,447. Helen of Troy has a 52 week low of $108.31 and a 52 week high of $198.59. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $186.24 and a 200 day moving average price of $163.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 2.29 and a quick ratio of 1.24. The company has a market cap of $4.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.31, a PEG ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 0.65.
Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 8th. The company reported $3.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.42 by $0.70. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 11.68% and a return on equity of 19.84%. The firm had revenue of $474.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $446.17 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.40 earnings per share. Helen of Troy’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts expect that Helen of Troy will post 8.27 EPS for the current year.
Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Wealthsource Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Helen of Troy during the 3rd quarter worth about $252,000. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its holdings in Helen of Troy by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 39,161 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,174,000 after buying an additional 490 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP raised its holdings in Helen of Troy by 459.2% during the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 21,721 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,425,000 after buying an additional 17,837 shares during the period. Arabesque Asset Management Ltd raised its holdings in Helen of Troy by 352.6% during the 4th quarter. Arabesque Asset Management Ltd now owns 18,606 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,345,000 after buying an additional 14,495 shares during the period. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Helen of Troy by 1.2% during the 4th quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,505 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,170,000 after buying an additional 80 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.99% of the company’s stock.
About Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Housewares, Health & Home, and Beauty. The Housewares segment offers food and beverage preparation tools and gadgets, storage containers, and organization products; household cleaning products, and shower organization, bathroom accessories, and gardening products; feeding and drinking products, child seating products, cleaning tools, and nursery accessories; and insulated water bottles, jugs, drinkware, travel mugs, and food containers.
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