Strs Ohio raised its position in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 108.7% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 4,800 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Helen of Troy Limited were worth $465,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in HELE. Flinton Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Helen of Troy Limited by 66.0% in the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,408 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,000 after acquiring an additional 560 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its stake in Helen of Troy Limited by 85.0% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,665 shares of the company’s stock valued at $157,000 after acquiring an additional 765 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. grew its stake in Helen of Troy Limited by 18.3% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 1,735 shares of the company’s stock valued at $163,000 after acquiring an additional 268 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in Helen of Troy Limited by 17.7% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,966 shares of the company’s stock valued at $185,000 after acquiring an additional 295 shares during the period. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in Helen of Troy Limited by 17.7% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,134 shares of the company’s stock valued at $201,000 after acquiring an additional 321 shares during the period. 90.13% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

HELE has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub raised Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. ValuEngine raised Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Bank of America Corporation initiated coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $87.00 price objective for the company. Finally, CL King initiated coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price objective for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Helen of Troy Limited presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $99.40.

In other news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total value of $235,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 0.57% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ HELE) opened at $88.35 on Friday. Helen of Troy Limited has a fifty-two week low of $79.90 and a fifty-two week high of $102.88. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,407.64, a P/E ratio of 13.10, a PEG ratio of 12.28 and a beta of 0.94.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $1.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.29. Helen of Troy Limited had a return on equity of 18.28% and a net margin of 6.93%. The company had revenue of $378.46 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $377.08 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.31 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 6.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Helen of Troy Limited Company Profile

Helen Of Troy Limited is a global consumer products company that offers a range of solutions for its customers through a range of brands. The Company is a global designer, developer, importer, marketer and distributor of a portfolio of brand-name consumer products. The Company has four segments. The Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home.

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