Jefferies Group set a $116.00 price target on Helen of Troy Ltd. (NASDAQ:HELE) in a research note released on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a a buy rating on the stock.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on HELE. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Helen of Troy from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. Sidoti began coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. They set a neutral rating and a $102.00 target price on the stock.

Shares of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) traded up 0.01% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $86.51. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 116,843 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $88.86 and a 200-day moving average price of $97.40. Helen of Troy has a 1-year low of $82.28 and a 1-year high of $106.50. The stock has a market cap of $2.41 billion, a PE ratio of 24.67 and a beta of 1.00.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 7th. The company reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $347.90 million for the quarter. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 6.45% and a return on equity of 18.62%. The business’s revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.06 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Helen of Troy will post $6.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of HELE. Pacad Investment Ltd. bought a new stake in Helen of Troy during the second quarter worth $113,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 63.8% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,694 shares of the company’s stock worth $174,000 after buying an additional 660 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new stake in Helen of Troy during the second quarter worth $188,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Helen of Troy during the second quarter worth $195,000. Finally, Genesee Valley Trust Co. bought a new stake in Helen of Troy during the second quarter worth $214,000. 94.68% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Helen of Troy Company Profile

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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