Hillcrest Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 96,099 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,591,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in Helen of Troy by 25.2% in the fourth quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 2,838 shares of the company’s stock worth $273,000 after buying an additional 572 shares during the last quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP acquired a new position in Helen of Troy in the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,917,000. Two Sigma Advisers LP increased its holdings in Helen of Troy by 25.2% in the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 10,437 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,006,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares during the last quarter. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc. acquired a new position in Helen of Troy in the fourth quarter worth approximately $848,000. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG increased its holdings in Helen of Troy by 49.3% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 215,906 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,800,000 after buying an additional 71,280 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.81% of the company’s stock.

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Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) opened at $88.20 on Wednesday. Helen of Troy Limited has a twelve month low of $83.60 and a twelve month high of $102.88. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The company has a market capitalization of $2,390.72, a P/E ratio of 12.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.51 and a beta of 0.81.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 8th. The company reported $2.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.07 by $0.45. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.37% and a net margin of 1.28%. The company had revenue of $453.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $452.81 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.37 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 6.52 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms recently commented on HELE. BidaskClub downgraded Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. TheStreet downgraded Helen of Troy from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Friday, November 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $101.75.

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Helen of Troy 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 three segments. The Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home.

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