Shares of Helen of Troy Ltd. (NASDAQ:HELE) rose 1.6% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $92.51 and last traded at $92.42, with a volume of 123,541 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $90.94.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on HELE shares. Sidoti raised 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 report on Friday, August 19th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $114.00 price target on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Wednesday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th.

The company has a 50-day moving average of $96.27 and a 200 day moving average of $98.87. The company has a market cap of $2.58 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.46.

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

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Helen of Troy stock. Airain ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Helen of Troy Ltd. (NASDAQ:HELE) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 13,379 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,261,000.

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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