Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) Director Sells $1,959,663.20 in Stock

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) Director Vincent D. Carson sold 13,415 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.08, for a total transaction of $1,959,663.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of HELE stock opened at $150.86 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.73 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.75, a PEG ratio of 3.00 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $136.38. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 2.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. Helen of Troy Limited has a twelve month low of $108.31 and a twelve month high of $151.54.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 9th. The company reported $1.78 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.38. The business had revenue of $376.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $351.54 million. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 10.81% and a return on equity of 18.61%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.87 earnings per share. As a group, research analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Sidoti downgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Xilinx from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 29th. Bank of America set a $25.00 target price on shares of Levi Strauss & Co. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 10th. DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of W&T Offshore from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $156.50.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 154.6% during the 1st quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 670,569 shares of the company’s stock valued at $77,759,000 after acquiring an additional 407,141 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 9.1% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 506,484 shares of the company’s stock valued at $58,731,000 after acquiring an additional 42,109 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 3.2% during the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 367,921 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,665,000 after acquiring an additional 11,387 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 5.0% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 366,870 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,126,000 after acquiring an additional 17,455 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Champlain Investment Partners LLC boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 7.3% during the 1st quarter. Champlain Investment Partners LLC now owns 341,025 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,545,000 after acquiring an additional 23,085 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.67% of the company’s stock.

About Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Housewares, Health & Home, and Beauty. The Housewares segment offers food and beverage preparation tools and gadgets, storage containers, and organization products; household cleaning products, and shower organization, bathroom accessories, and gardening products; feeding and drinking products, child seating products, cleaning tools, and nursery accessories; and insulated water bottles, jugs, drinkware, travel mugs, and food containers.

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