Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The company reported $3.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.02 by $0.74, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 22.98% and a net margin of 11.41%. The business had revenue of $637.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $551.85 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $3.12 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 34.3% on a year-over-year basis.
Shares of HELE traded down $8.49 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $215.02. The stock had a trading volume of 18,338 shares, compared to its average volume of 317,086. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.90. The firm has a market cap of $5.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.67, a P/E/G ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.93. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $214.51 and its 200 day simple moving average is $201.57. Helen of Troy has a 12-month low of $104.01 and a 12-month high of $230.56.
HELE has been the topic of several analyst reports. Bank of America cut Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $235.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Friday. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $245.00 target price (up from $235.00) on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Tuesday. Sidoti assumed coverage on Helen of Troy in a research report on Wednesday, September 30th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. ValuEngine lowered Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $228.00.
About Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. The company 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, shower organization, bathroom accessories, and gardening products; feeding and drinking products, child seating products, cleaning tools, and nursery accessories; and insulated water bottles, jugs, thermoses, drinkware, travel mugs, and food containers.
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