GW&K Investment Management LLC decreased its stake in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 3.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 159,777 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,116 shares during the period. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.62% of Helen of Troy worth $20,960,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Penserra Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Helen of Troy during the 4th quarter valued at $28,000. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 240.9% during the 4th quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,000 after purchasing an additional 212 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Helen of Troy during the 4th quarter valued at $63,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 1,138.8% during the 4th quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 830 shares of the company’s stock valued at $109,000 after purchasing an additional 763 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new position in shares of Helen of Troy during the 4th quarter valued at $169,000. 97.53% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Several equities analysts recently commented on HELE shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Bank of America set a $151.00 target price on shares of Helen of Troy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Helen of Troy has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $141.67.
Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 8th. The company reported $2.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $431.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $425.76 million. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 12.19% and a return on equity of 18.45%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.52 EPS. Research analysts expect that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.03 earnings per share for the current year.
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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