California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 2.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 57,598 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,290 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.23% of Helen of Troy worth $11,146,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Aurora Investment Counsel acquired a new position in shares of Helen of Troy in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $481,000. Creative Planning lifted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.5% in the 3rd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 79,113 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,310,000 after purchasing an additional 409 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 23,698 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,468,000 after purchasing an additional 278 shares during the period. Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Helen of Troy in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $114,000. Finally, Pendal Group Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Helen of Troy in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $242,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.85% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on HELE. DA Davidson boosted their price target on shares of Helen of Troy from $243.00 to $246.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 9th. Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Wednesday, September 30th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Oppenheimer assumed coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Thursday, October 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $235.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $214.20.

Shares of HELE stock opened at $197.58 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.01 billion, a PE ratio of 23.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.97. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $199.12 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $191.67. The company has a current ratio of 1.90, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. Helen of Troy Limited has a 12 month low of $104.01 and a 12 month high of $217.76.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 13th. The company reported $3.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.32 by $1.45. The business had revenue of $530.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $439.89 million. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 11.41% and a return on equity of 22.98%. Helen of Troy’s quarterly revenue was up 28.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.24 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Helen of Troy Limited will post 10.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. The company 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, shower organization, bathroom accessories, and gardening products; feeding and drinking products, child seating products, cleaning tools, and nursery accessories; and insulated water bottles, jugs, thermoses, drinkware, travel mugs, and food containers.

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