Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) Share Price

News stories about Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Helen of Troy earned a news impact score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.2919197435018 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $97.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 104,169 shares, compared to its average volume of 151,343. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Helen of Troy has a fifty-two week low of $85.40 and a fifty-two week high of $102.88. The company has a market cap of $2,618.60, a PE ratio of 14.22, a PEG ratio of 6.52 and a beta of 0.91.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 8th. The company reported $2.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate 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 business had revenue of $453.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $452.81 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $2.37 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Helen of Troy will post 6.42 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on HELE shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. ValuEngine upgraded Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Friday, October 6th. TheStreet cut Helen of Troy from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Helen of Troy has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $99.67.

In other Helen of Troy news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total transaction of $235,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.57% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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