Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 49,314 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 759 shares during the quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. owned 0.18% of Helen of Troy Limited worth $4,640,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Helen of Troy Limited by 18.1% during the 1st quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,671 shares of the company’s stock worth $157,000 after purchasing an additional 256 shares in the last quarter. Wealthsource Partners LLC bought a new stake in Helen of Troy Limited during the 1st quarter worth approximately $200,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in Helen of Troy Limited by 17.7% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,134 shares of the company’s stock worth $201,000 after purchasing an additional 321 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in Helen of Troy Limited during the 1st quarter worth approximately $209,000. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. bought a new stake in Helen of Troy Limited during the 1st quarter worth approximately $211,000. 90.10% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
HELE has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Helen of Troy Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. BidaskClub cut Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $87.00 price target for the company. Finally, CL King assumed coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a research report on Tuesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price target for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $100.33.
Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ HELE) traded up 0.32% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $95.10. The stock had a trading volume of 225,238 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.59 billion, a PE ratio of 20.65 and a beta of 0.97. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $96.98 and its 200-day moving average is $94.68. Helen of Troy Limited has a 1-year low of $77.50 and a 1-year high of $102.88.
Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 10th. The company reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.08. Helen of Troy Limited had a return on equity of 17.70% and a net margin of 8.23%. The business had revenue of $359.61 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $358.40 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.27 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Helen of Troy Limited will post $6.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Helen of Troy Limited Company Profile
Helen Of Troy Limited is a global consumer products company that offers a range of solutions for its customers through a range of brands. The Company is a global designer, developer, importer, marketer and distributor of a portfolio of brand-name consumer products. The Company has four segments. The Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home.
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