Helen of Troy Ltd. (NASDAQ:HELE) shares rose 2.2% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $92.73 and last traded at $91.92, with a volume of 360,744 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $89.98.

HELE has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group set a $114.00 target price on shares of Helen of Troy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Helen of Troy in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Sidoti upgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $98.03 and a 200 day moving average price of $98.74. The firm has a market cap of $2.57 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.31.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 7th. The company reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.15. The firm earned $347.90 million during the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.06 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Helen of Troy Ltd. will post $6.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 191,401 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,039,000 after buying an additional 4,658 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in Helen of Troy during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,145,000. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 16,960 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,599,000 after buying an additional 797 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 293,789 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,690,000 after buying an additional 10,613 shares in the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 27,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,611,000 after buying an additional 1,700 shares in the last quarter.

Helen of Troy Limited is a global consumer products company. The Company offers solutions for its customers through a portfolio of brands. It is a global designer, developer, importer, marketer, and distributor of a portfolio of brand-name consumer products. It has four business segments: Housewares, Healthcare/Home Environment, Nutritional Supplements and Personal Care.

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