Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The company reported $3.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.02 by $0.74, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 22.98% and a net margin of 11.41%. The business had revenue of $637.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $551.85 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $3.12 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 34.3% compared to the same quarter last year.
HELE traded down $8.49 on Friday, hitting $215.02. 18,338 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 317,086. The company has a 50 day moving average of $214.51 and a 200-day moving average of $201.57. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.45 billion, a PE ratio of 26.67, a PEG ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.93. Helen of Troy has a 12-month low of $104.01 and a 12-month high of $230.56.
HELE has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub downgraded Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 1st. Bank of America downgraded Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $235.00 target price for the company. in a report on Friday. ValuEngine downgraded Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. Sidoti initiated coverage on Helen of Troy in a report on Wednesday, September 30th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, DA Davidson boosted their target price on Helen of Troy from $246.00 to $260.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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