Shares of Helen of Troy Ltd. (NASDAQ:HELE) traded up 2.2% 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.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $114.00 target price on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Wednesday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $113.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $110.00 target price on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th. Finally, Sidoti upgraded Helen of Troy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday.

The firm has a market capitalization of $2.57 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.30. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $97.72 and a 200-day moving average price of $98.76.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 7th. The company reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.15. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.06 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $347.90 million for the quarter. The company’s revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Helen of Troy Ltd. will post $6.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have modified their holdings of the stock. Airain ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Helen of Troy during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,261,000. US Bancorp DE increased its stake in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in shares of Helen of Troy during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,145,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of 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 during 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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