Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) Holdings Lessened by James Investment Research Inc.

James Investment Research Inc. lessened its position in shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 20.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 85,365 shares of the company’s stock after selling 21,681 shares during the quarter. James Investment Research Inc. owned approximately 0.33% of Helen of Troy worth $11,198,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Raymond James & Associates boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 19.5% in the second quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 30,494 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,002,000 after acquiring an additional 4,969 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP lifted its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 9.2% during the third quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 5,578 shares of the company’s stock valued at $730,000 after purchasing an additional 472 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in Helen of Troy by 0.3% in the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 187,302 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,518,000 after purchasing an additional 524 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in Helen of Troy by 194.6% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 12,622 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,645,000 after purchasing an additional 8,338 shares during the last quarter. Finally, United Services Automobile Association boosted its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 16.1% in the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 58,823 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,791,000 after purchasing an additional 8,160 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.33% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:HELE opened at $113.12 on Thursday. Helen of Troy Limited has a fifty-two week low of $81.10 and a fifty-two week high of $145.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 2.01 and a quick ratio of 1.11. The company has a market cap of $2.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.76, a P/E/G ratio of 2.80 and a beta of 0.69.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 8th. The company reported $2.40 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $431.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $425.76 million. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.45% and a net margin of 12.19%. Helen of Troy’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.52 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.03 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on HELE shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, January 21st. Bank of America set a $151.00 price objective on Helen of Troy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Helen of Troy has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $141.67.

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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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