Shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $165.00.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on HELE shares. BidaskClub downgraded Westport Fuel Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Bank of America set a $25.00 target price on Levi Strauss & Co. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 10th. ValuEngine downgraded W&T Offshore from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, Sidoti downgraded Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th.
NASDAQ HELE traded down $2.89 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $147.97. The company had a trading volume of 168,719 shares, compared to its average volume of 329,063. Helen of Troy has a fifty-two week low of $108.31 and a fifty-two week high of $151.73. The stock has a market cap of $3.79 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.04 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 2.20 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The business’s 50 day moving average is $136.66.
In related news, Director Vincent D. Carson sold 13,415 shares of Helen of Troy stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.08, for a total value of $1,959,663.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,400 shares of Helen of Troy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.00, for a total value of $345,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.77% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in Helen of Troy in the second quarter worth about $31,000. Asset Planning Services Ltd. acquired a new position in Helen of Troy in the second quarter worth about $58,000. AdvisorNet Financial Inc grew its stake in Helen of Troy by 28.0% in the second quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 974 shares of the company’s stock worth $127,000 after purchasing an additional 213 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in Helen of Troy by 14.2% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,425 shares of the company’s stock worth $839,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, WINTON GROUP Ltd grew its stake in Helen of Troy by 660.2% in the second quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 32,734 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,275,000 after purchasing an additional 28,428 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.67% of the company’s stock.
Helen of Troy Company Profile
Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. It 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, and shower organization, bathroom accessories, and gardening products; 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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