Sigma Planning Corp Takes Position in Helen of Troy Limited (HELE)

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Sigma Planning Corp bought a new stake in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 1,955 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $256,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HELE. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new position in Helen of Troy in the third quarter valued at $32,951,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Helen of Troy by 157.3% in the third quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 393,003 shares of the company’s stock valued at $51,444,000 after acquiring an additional 240,272 shares during the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Helen of Troy by 160.7% in the third quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 204,069 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,712,000 after acquiring an additional 125,785 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its stake in Helen of Troy by 51.1% in the third quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 170,389 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,304,000 after acquiring an additional 57,613 shares during the last quarter. Finally, DE Burlo Group Inc. bought a new position in Helen of Troy in the third quarter valued at $7,291,000. 94.33% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NASDAQ HELE opened at $113.25 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 2.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. Helen of Troy Limited has a 12-month low of $81.10 and a 12-month high of $145.46. The stock has a market cap of $2.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.69.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 8th. The company reported $2.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.24. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 12.19% and a return on equity of 18.45%. The business had revenue of $431.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $425.76 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.52 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts predict that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HELE has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 21st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 13th. Finally, Bank of America set a $151.00 price target on shares of Helen of Troy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $141.67.

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About Helen of Troy

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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