Helen of Troy (HELE) Downgraded to Hold at BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. TheStreet lowered Helen of Troy from a b rating to a c rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. KeyCorp reissued a hold rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Helen of Troy currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $101.75.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) opened at $91.95 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,455.44, a PE ratio of 125.96, a PEG ratio of 6.02 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.73 and a quick ratio of 0.94. Helen of Troy has a one year low of $83.60 and a one 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 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.07 by $0.45. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.37% and a net margin of 1.28%. The firm had revenue of $453.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $452.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.37 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Helen of Troy will post 6.52 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in Helen of Troy by 425,092.9% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 59,527 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,601,000 after purchasing an additional 59,513 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in Helen of Troy during the third quarter valued at approximately $23,056,000. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in Helen of Troy by 12.7% during the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 24,136 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,341,000 after purchasing an additional 2,717 shares during the period. Janney Capital Management LLC raised its position in Helen of Troy by 46.1% during the third quarter. Janney Capital Management LLC now owns 3,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $352,000 after purchasing an additional 1,148 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in Helen of Troy by 301.1% during the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 24,424 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,367,000 after purchasing an additional 18,335 shares during the period. 90.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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

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