Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) Director Vincent D. Carson sold 13,415 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.08, for a total value of $1,959,663.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

NASDAQ HELE traded up $0.10 on Tuesday, reaching $148.69. The company had a trading volume of 207,794 shares, compared to its average volume of 295,258. The company has a 50 day moving average of $135.50. The company has a market capitalization of $3.70 billion, a PE ratio of 20.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.97 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 2.20. Helen of Troy Limited has a 52 week low of $108.31 and a 52 week high of $151.12.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 9th. The company reported $1.78 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.40 by $0.38. The business had revenue of $376.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $351.54 million. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.61% and a net margin of 10.81%. The firm’s revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.87 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in Helen of Troy by 11.2% during the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 5,381 shares of the company’s stock worth $706,000 after purchasing an additional 544 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Helen of Troy during the fourth quarter worth about $874,000. Hsbc Holdings PLC increased its position in Helen of Troy by 102.6% during the fourth quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 3,749 shares of the company’s stock worth $492,000 after purchasing an additional 1,899 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in Helen of Troy by 2.3% during the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 41,456 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,438,000 after purchasing an additional 935 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in Helen of Troy by 5.0% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 366,870 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,126,000 after purchasing an additional 17,455 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.67% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on HELE shares. Sidoti downgraded Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Bank of America set a $25.00 target price on Levi Strauss & Co. and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Xilinx from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 29th. DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a report on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded W&T Offshore from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $156.50.

About Helen of Troy

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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