Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.18

News headlines about Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) have trended somewhat positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Helen of Troy Limited earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE)

Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) traded down 0.80% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $93.15. 291,755 shares of the company traded hands. Helen of Troy Limited has a one year low of $77.50 and a one year high of $104.99. The company’s 50-day moving average is $93.27 and its 200-day moving average is $92.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.48 and a beta of 0.96.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The company reported $1.62 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.15. Helen of Troy Limited had a return on equity of 17.70% and a net margin of 9.15%. The business had revenue of $376.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $379.11 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $2.03 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Helen of Troy Limited will post $6.67 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 7th. Sidoti reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 price objective (down previously from $112.00) on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $102.75.

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In related news, VP Richard J. Oppenheim sold 1,058 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.40, for a total transaction of $100,933.20. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 756 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $72,122.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Gary B. Abromovitz sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.76, for a total value of $284,280.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,743 shares in the company, valued at $828,486.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.47% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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