Bank of America Corp DE Has $36.47 Million Holdings in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE)

Bank of America Corp DE lifted its stake in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 24.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 278,056 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 55,035 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned approximately 1.09% of Helen of Troy worth $36,474,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,197,246 shares of the company’s stock valued at $419,416,000 after buying an additional 137,467 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.7% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,369,993 shares of the company’s stock valued at $310,232,000 after buying an additional 16,942 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.7% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 2,369,993 shares of the company’s stock valued at $310,232,000 after buying an additional 16,942 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.4% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,165,703 shares of the company’s stock valued at $152,590,000 after buying an additional 4,268 shares during the period. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 766,662 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,571,000 after buying an additional 7,374 shares during the period. 94.42% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research analysts have commented on HELE shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 21st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $141.67.

HELE remained flat at $$116.50 during trading on Friday. 130,386 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 233,095. Helen of Troy Limited has a 1-year low of $83.75 and a 1-year high of $145.46. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.26, a P/E/G ratio of 2.74 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a current ratio of 2.01, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

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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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