Westwood Holdings Group Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 22.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 457,823 shares of the company’s stock after selling 129,210 shares during the quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. owned about 1.68% of Helen of Troy Limited worth $43,188,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 66.0% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,408 shares of the company’s stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 560 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 18.1% during the 1st quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,671 shares of the company’s stock worth $157,000 after buying an additional 256 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 85.0% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,665 shares of the company’s stock worth $157,000 after buying an additional 765 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. grew its position in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 18.3% during the 2nd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 1,735 shares of the company’s stock worth $163,000 after buying an additional 268 shares during the period. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 17.7% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,134 shares of the company’s stock worth $201,000 after buying an additional 321 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 89.89% of the company’s stock.

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Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) traded up 0.33% during trading on Thursday, hitting $91.50. The stock had a trading volume of 43,636 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $94.00 and a 200 day moving average of $94.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.87 and a beta of 0.99. Helen of Troy Limited has a one year low of $77.50 and a one year high of $102.88.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $1.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $378.46 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $377.08 million. Helen of Troy Limited had a return on equity of 14.98% and a net margin of 6.93%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.31 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Helen of Troy Limited will post $6.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on HELE. BidaskClub upgraded Helen of Troy Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. ValuEngine upgraded Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Bank of America Corporation began coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $87.00 target price for the company. Finally, CL King began coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set a “buy” rating and a $104.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Helen of Troy Limited presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $99.40.

Helen of Troy Limited 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE)

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