Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $99.40.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on HELE shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Bank of America Corporation started coverage on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $87.00 target price for the company. CL King started coverage on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 target price for the company. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th.

Shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ HELE) opened at $90.35 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 1.89. Helen of Troy Limited has a 12 month low of $79.90 and a 12 month high of $102.88. The company has a market cap of $2,463.53, a P/E ratio of 13.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 12.57 and a beta of 0.94.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $1.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.29. Helen of Troy Limited had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 18.28%. The business had revenue of $378.46 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $377.08 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.31 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Helen of Troy Limited will post 6.42 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total value of $235,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.57% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of HELE. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 3.5% during the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 26,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,534,000 after buying an additional 900 shares in the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. grew its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 2.2% during the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 2,292 shares of the company’s stock worth $216,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 4.6% during the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 10,390 shares of the company’s stock worth $978,000 after buying an additional 457 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 17.7% during the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,134 shares of the company’s stock worth $201,000 after buying an additional 321 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System grew its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 4.4% during the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 7,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $668,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. 91.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Helen of Troy Limited Company Profile

Helen Of Troy Limited is a global consumer products company that offers a range of solutions for its customers through a range of brands. The Company is a global designer, developer, importer, marketer and distributor of a portfolio of brand-name consumer products. The Company has four segments. The Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home.

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