Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees boosted its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 10.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 18,686 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,749 shares during the quarter. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees owned approximately 0.07% of Helen of Troy Limited worth $1,811,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of HELE. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in Helen of Troy Limited by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 307,094 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,898,000 after purchasing an additional 1,198 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its position in Helen of Troy Limited by 296.3% during the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 282,067 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,543,000 after purchasing an additional 210,886 shares during the period. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in Helen of Troy Limited by 14.0% during the 2nd quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 273,985 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,782,000 after purchasing an additional 33,565 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new position in Helen of Troy Limited during the 3rd quarter valued at about $23,056,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Helen of Troy Limited by 8.5% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 169,451 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,946,000 after purchasing an additional 13,242 shares during the period. 91.57% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) opened at $88.45 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2,411.73, a P/E ratio of 13.12, a P/E/G ratio of 12.30 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.89 and a quick ratio of 0.85. Helen of Troy Limited has a 52-week low of $79.90 and a 52-week high of $102.88.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $1.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.36 by $0.29. The business had revenue of $378.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $377.08 million. Helen of Troy Limited had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 18.28%. Helen of Troy Limited’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.31 EPS. research analysts predict that Helen of Troy Limited will post 6.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total value of $235,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 0.57% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on HELE shares. CL King started coverage on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set a “buy” rating and a $104.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $87.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $99.40.

About Helen of Troy Limited

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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