State Treasurer State of Michigan trimmed its holdings in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 3.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,400 shares of the company’s stock after selling 300 shares during the period. State Treasurer State of Michigan’s holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $1,233,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Helen of Troy by 1.0% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,059,779 shares of the company’s stock valued at $400,526,000 after acquiring an additional 30,063 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in Helen of Troy by 0.7% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,369,993 shares of the company’s stock valued at $310,232,000 after acquiring an additional 16,942 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc grew its stake in Helen of Troy by 0.7% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 2,369,993 shares of the company’s stock valued at $310,232,000 after acquiring an additional 16,942 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in Helen of Troy by 0.4% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,165,703 shares of the company’s stock valued at $152,590,000 after acquiring an additional 4,268 shares during the period. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its stake in Helen of Troy by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 766,662 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,571,000 after acquiring an additional 7,374 shares during the period. 94.33% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helen of Troy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 12th. Finally, Bank of America set a $151.00 price target on Helen of Troy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Helen of Troy has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $141.67.

Shares of Helen of Troy stock opened at $115.29 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.95 billion, a PE ratio of 17.08, a PEG ratio of 2.76 and a beta of 0.69. Helen of Troy Limited has a one year low of $81.10 and a one year high of $145.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a current ratio of 2.01.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 8th. The company reported $2.40 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.16 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $431.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $425.76 million. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.45% and a net margin of 12.19%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.52 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Helen of Troy Company 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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