Somewhat Critical Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Helen of Troy (HELE) Stock Price

Media stories about Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) have trended somewhat negative on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Helen of Troy earned a news sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6792265726415 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) opened at $90.85 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $2,436.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of 124.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.97 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Helen of Troy has a 1-year low of $83.60 and a 1-year high of $102.88.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 8th. The company reported $2.52 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.07 by $0.45. The firm had revenue of $453.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $452.81 million. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 1.28% and a return on equity of 18.37%. The firm’s revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.37 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Helen of Troy will post 6.52 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on HELE. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. ValuEngine lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. TheStreet lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a research note on Friday, November 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $101.75.

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About Helen of Troy

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 three segments. The Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home.

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