Citigroup Inc. boosted its holdings in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 135.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 24,283 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,969 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $2,816,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Texas Permanent School Fund grew its holdings in Helen of Troy by 0.6% in the 1st quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 17,379 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,015,000 after buying an additional 102 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank grew its holdings in Helen of Troy by 3.1% in the 4th quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 3,829 shares of the company’s stock valued at $502,000 after buying an additional 115 shares in the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL grew its holdings in Helen of Troy by 3.9% in the 1st quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 5,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $615,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Helen of Troy in the 4th quarter valued at $28,000. Finally, Resources Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Helen of Troy in the 4th quarter valued at $31,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.93% of the company’s stock.
HELE has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub lowered Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Helen of Troy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 22nd. ValuEngine lowered Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 3rd. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, Sidoti lowered Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $144.67.
HELE opened at $136.12 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $3.35 billion, a PE ratio of 18.72, a P/E/G ratio of 2.57 and a beta of 0.75. Helen of Troy Limited has a 52-week low of $94.45 and a 52-week high of $145.46. The company has a current ratio of 1.94, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32.
Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its earnings results on Friday, April 26th. The company reported $1.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.44. The company had revenue of $384.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $364.66 million. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.54% and a net margin of 10.77%. Helen of Troy’s quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.69 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.42 earnings per share for the current year.
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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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