Helen of Troy (HELE) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.85-7.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.75.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) opened at $97.45 on Tuesday. Helen of Troy has a twelve month low of $85.40 and a twelve month high of $102.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,660.00, a PE ratio of 24.86, a P/E/G ratio of 13.33 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a current ratio of 1.89, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 8th. The company reported $2.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.25 by $0.27. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.28% and a net margin of 6.93%. The company had revenue of $453.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $452.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.37 EPS. Helen of Troy’s revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Helen of Troy will post 6.42 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on HELE shares. CL King started coverage on Helen of Troy in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set a buy rating and a $104.00 price target on the stock. KeyCorp reiterated a hold rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine upgraded Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Helen of Troy from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Helen of Troy presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $99.67.

In other Helen of Troy news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the company’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 transaction of $235,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 0.57% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Helen of Troy

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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