Analysts Anticipate Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) to Post $1.47 EPS

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) has been given an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating. Helen of Troy Limited’s rating score has declined by 28.8% from 90 days ago as a result of a number of analysts’ ratings changes.

Zacks has also assigned Helen of Troy Limited an industry rank of 87 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several research firms have issued reports on HELE. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 30th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) traded up 0.16% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $94.35. 28,446 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Helen of Troy Limited has a 12-month low of $77.50 and a 12-month high of $106.18. The company has a market cap of $2.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.16 and a beta of 0.98. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $93.65 and a 200 day moving average price of $89.20.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 2.0% in the third quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 9,833 shares of the company’s stock worth $847,000 after buying an additional 191 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its position in Helen of Troy Limited by 57.6% in the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 526,432 shares of the company’s stock worth $45,363,000 after buying an additional 192,455 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC acquired a new position in Helen of Troy Limited during the third quarter worth $266,000. Genesee Valley Trust Co. raised its position in Helen of Troy Limited by 123.2% in the third quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. now owns 4,652 shares of the company’s stock worth $401,000 after buying an additional 2,568 shares during the period. Finally, Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new position in Helen of Troy Limited during the third quarter worth $260,000. 96.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Helen of Troy Limited

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.

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