Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $7.70-7.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $7.84. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.535-1.55 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.56 billion.Helen of Troy also updated its FY19 guidance to $7.70-7.95 EPS.
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on HELE. BidaskClub cut Helen of Troy from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research cut Helen of Troy from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, December 11th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $148.00 price target on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Wednesday, October 10th. Finally, Bank of America set a $151.00 price target on Helen of Troy and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, November 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $141.67.
NASDAQ:HELE opened at $111.88 on Thursday. Helen of Troy has a twelve month low of $81.10 and a twelve month high of $145.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.08 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 2.14.
In related news, Director Gary B. Abromovitz sold 640 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $123.00, for a total transaction of $78,720.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Gary B. Abromovitz sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.25, for a total value of $62,625.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.62% of the company’s stock.
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Helen of Troy Company Profile
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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