Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $3.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.02 by $0.74, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 11.41% and a return on equity of 22.98%. The company had revenue of $637.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $551.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $3.12 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 34.3% on a year-over-year basis.
HELE stock traded down $10.42 on Friday, hitting $213.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20,711 shares, compared to its average volume of 317,086. The company has a current ratio of 1.90, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The stock has a market cap of $5.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.93. Helen of Troy has a 1 year low of $104.01 and a 1 year high of $230.56. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $214.51 and a two-hundred day moving average of $201.57.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on HELE. ValuEngine cut shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $245.00 price target (up from $235.00) on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Tuesday. Sidoti began coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Wednesday, September 30th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. DA Davidson upped their target price on shares of Helen of Troy from $246.00 to $260.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $228.00.
Helen of Troy Company Profile
Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. The company 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, shower organization, bathroom accessories, and gardening products; feeding and drinking products, child seating products, cleaning tools, and nursery accessories; and insulated water bottles, jugs, thermoses, drinkware, travel mugs, and food containers.
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