Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 1,338.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 916,725 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 853,013 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned 3.48% of Helen of Troy worth $66,645,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Janney Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 11.4% in the second quarter. Janney Capital Management LLC now owns 4,549 shares of the company’s stock valued at $448,000 after acquiring an additional 466 shares during the period. Summit Global Investments boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 7.6% in the second quarter. Summit Global Investments now owns 7,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $699,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 3.4% during the second quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 22,871 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,252,000 after buying an additional 750 shares during the last quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 22.2% during the second quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 4,951 shares of the company’s stock valued at $487,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Group AG raised its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 3.9% during the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 24,909 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,167,000 after buying an additional 926 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.00% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 price target on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Wednesday. BidaskClub cut Helen of Troy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 11th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $133.67.
Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 9th. The company reported $1.98 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.60 by $0.38. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 19.01% and a net margin of 4.84%. The firm had revenue of $393.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $349.19 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.65 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7 EPS for the current year.
Helen of Troy 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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