Helen of Troy (HELE) Upgraded to Buy by BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

A number of other brokerages also recently commented on HELE. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $108.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. TheStreet downgraded Helen of Troy from a b rating to a c rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a hold rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a research note on Friday, November 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $101.75.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ HELE) opened at $90.85 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Helen of Troy has a 52 week low of $83.60 and a 52 week high of $102.88. The company has a market capitalization of $2,436.56, a P/E ratio of 124.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.97 and a beta of 0.79.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its earnings results on Monday, January 8th. The company reported $2.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 company had revenue of $453.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $452.81 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.37 earnings per share. Helen of Troy’s quarterly revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Helen of Troy will post 6.52 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 5.4% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 252,885 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,364,000 after buying an additional 12,862 shares during the period. Burney Co. boosted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 2.6% during the fourth quarter. Burney Co. now owns 67,846 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,537,000 after buying an additional 1,750 shares during the period. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Helen of Troy during the fourth quarter worth approximately $534,000. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership acquired a new position in shares of Helen of Troy during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,726,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 2.7% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,853,747 shares of the company’s stock worth $274,957,000 after buying an additional 74,994 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.08% of the company’s stock.

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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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