Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group set a $116.00 target price on Helen of Troy and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut Helen of Troy from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. Finally, Sidoti started coverage on Helen of Troy in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. They issued a neutral rating and a $102.00 price objective for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Helen of Troy currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $107.50.
Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) opened at 80.23 on Thursday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $87.86 and its 200-day moving average price is $96.83. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.88 and a beta of 1.00. Helen of Troy has a 12-month low of $79.82 and a 12-month high of $106.50.
Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 6th. The company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.17. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.63% and a net margin of 6.70%. The business earned $368.17 million during the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.12 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Helen of Troy will post $6.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in Helen of Troy by 0.4% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 11,621 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,195,000 after buying an additional 44 shares in the last quarter. F&V Capital Management LLC raised its position in Helen of Troy by 0.6% in the third quarter. F&V Capital Management LLC now owns 9,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $819,000 after buying an additional 60 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in Helen of Troy by 0.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 13,191 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,357,000 after buying an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Smith Salley & Associates raised its position in Helen of Troy by 3.9% in the second quarter. Smith Salley & Associates now owns 3,187 shares of the company’s stock worth $328,000 after buying an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC raised its position in Helen of Troy by 0.7% in the second quarter. Anchor Capital Advisors LLC now owns 18,803 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,934,000 after buying an additional 137 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.71% of the company’s stock.
Helen of Troy Company Profile
Helen of Troy Limited is a global consumer products company. The Company offers solutions for its customers through a portfolio of brands. It is a global designer, developer, importer, marketer, and distributor of a portfolio of brand-name consumer products. It has four business segments: Housewares, Healthcare/Home Environment, Nutritional Supplements and Personal Care.
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