Media coverage about Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Helen of Troy earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.1924188264826 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
Shares of HELE stock traded down $1.50 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $84.95. The stock had a trading volume of 184,201 shares, compared to its average volume of 139,470. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Helen of Troy has a one year low of $81.10 and a one year high of $102.88. The company has a market capitalization of $2,331.39, a P/E ratio of 12.66, a P/E/G ratio of 2.70 and a beta of 0.82.
Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last posted its earnings results on Monday, January 8th. The company reported $2.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.07 by $0.45. The business had revenue of $453.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $452.81 million. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.37% and a net margin of 1.28%. Helen of Troy’s revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $2.37 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Helen of Troy will post 6.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have commented on HELE. BidaskClub downgraded Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Helen of Troy from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Helen of Troy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $101.40.
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About Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. It operates in four segments: Housewares, Health & Home, Nutritional Supplements, and Beauty. The Housewares segment offers food and beverage preparation tools and gadgets, storage containers, and organization products; household cleaning products, and shower organization and bathroom accessories; 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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