New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 2.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 36,510 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.13% of Helen of Troy worth $3,538,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of HELE. Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 66.0% during the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,408 shares of the company’s stock worth $133,000 after purchasing an additional 560 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 85.0% in the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,665 shares of the company’s stock worth $157,000 after acquiring an additional 765 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 18.3% in the 2nd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 1,735 shares of the company’s stock worth $163,000 after acquiring an additional 268 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 17.7% in the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,966 shares of the company’s stock worth $185,000 after acquiring an additional 295 shares during the period. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Helen of Troy in the 2nd quarter worth about $213,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.76% of the company’s stock.

In other Helen of Troy news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total transaction of $235,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.57% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) opened at $96.60 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $2,636.68, a PE ratio of 24.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 13.45 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 1.89. Helen of Troy Limited has a 52 week low of $84.05 and a 52 week high of $102.88.

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

A number of analysts recently weighed in on HELE shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Friday, November 24th. BidaskClub raised shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th. CL King started coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $101.00.

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Helen of Troy 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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