The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund trimmed its position in shares of Helen of Troy Ltd. (NASDAQ: HELE — Get Rating) 1.8% during the first quarter, according to its latest Securities and Exchange Commission filing form 13F. The company owned 7,698 shares of the company’s stock after selling 139 shares during the period. Helen Troy’s Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holdings were valued at $1,508,000 at the end of the last reporting period.
Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its holdings in Helen of Troy by 19.7% during the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,923 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $881,000, after purchasing an additional 645 shares during the last quarter. Exchange Traded Concepts LLC boosted its holdings in Helen of Troy by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Exchange Traded Concepts LLC now owns 2,595 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $634,000 after purchasing an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. The Louisiana Employee Retirement System increased its stake in Helen of Troy by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Louisiana State Employee Retirement System now owns 6,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,516.000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Whittier Trust Co. raised of Nevada Inc. Its stake in Helen of Troy increased by 11.5% during the fourth quarter. He owns Whittier Trust Co. from Nevada Inc. Now 3,614 shares of the company’s stock are valued at $884,000 after purchasing an additional 373 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Whittier Trust Co. its position in shares of Helen of Troy increased by 3.1% during the fourth quarter. The Whittier Trust now owns 8,383 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,050,000 after purchasing an additional 251 shares during the last quarter.
HELE opened at $153.52 on Monday. Helen of Troy Limited recorded a 52-week low of $149.03 and a 52-week high of $256.26. The business has a 50-day moving average of $177.87 and a 200-day moving average of $199.87. The company’s quick ratio is 0.87, the trading ratio is 1.89, and the debt-to-equity ratio is 0.87. The company has a market capitalization of $3.68 billion, a PE ratio of 19.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 0.76.
Helen of Troy (NASDAQ: HELE – Get Rating) released its latest quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 7. The company reported earnings of $2.41 per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.64 by $0.77. The company generated $508.10 million in revenue for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $474.17 million. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.08% and a net margin of 8.74%. The company’s first-quarter revenue was down 6.1% year over year. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.95 per share. As a group, sell-side analysts expect Helen of Troy Limited to post 11.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, director Gary B. Abromowitz, 1,038 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $209.00, for a total transaction of $216,942.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,047 shares in the company, valued at $1,263,823. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.88% of the shares are owned by insiders.
Several equity research analysts have recently commented on Hailey’s stock. CL King cut his price target for Helen of Troy shares from $282.00 to $206.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 28. TheStreet lowered Helen of Troy’s rating from “B-” to “C+” in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. StockNews.com lowered Helen of Troy’s rating from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Finally, DA Davidson lowered its price target on Helen of Troy from $244.00 to $175.00 and assigned a “neutral” rating to the stock in a research report on Friday.
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Helen of Troy Limited provides diversified consumer products in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates through three segments: home and outdoors, health and wellness, and beauty. The home and outdoor division offers food preparation tools, utensils, storage containers, and organization products; coffee makers, grinders, manual pourers, tea kettles; household cleaning products, shower organization, bathroom necessities; feeding and drinking products, baby sitting products, cleaning supplies and nursery supplies; Insulated water bottles, hydration packs, drinking utensils, cups, food containers, lunch containers, insulated bags, soft coolers, and accessories; and tech and outdoor sports packages, travel packages, luggage, day bags, and day packages.
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