Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) had its target price lifted by DA Davidson from $167.00 to $172.00 in a report released on Monday morning, The Fly reports. DA Davidson currently has a buy rating on the stock.
A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on HELE. BidaskClub upgraded Helen of Troy from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Sidoti lowered Helen of Troy from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Bank of America lifted their price target on Helen of Troy from $160.00 to $165.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, July 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $168.50.
Shares of NASDAQ HELE opened at $152.34 on Monday. Helen of Troy has a one year low of $108.31 and a one year high of $153.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.72 billion, a PE ratio of 20.95, a PEG ratio of 2.90 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a current ratio of 2.20, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The business has a 50-day moving average price of $146.10 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $129.82.
In other news, Director Vincent D. Carson sold 13,415 shares of Helen of Troy stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.08, for a total transaction of $1,959,663.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 0.77% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BB&T Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Helen of Troy during the 2nd quarter valued at about $786,000. Strs Ohio raised its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 9.3% in the 1st quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 11,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,368,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc. bought a new position in shares of Helen of Troy in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $2,324,000. Hillcrest Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 36.0% in the 1st quarter. Hillcrest Asset Management LLC now owns 121,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,109,000 after acquiring an additional 32,192 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stevens Capital Management LP raised its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 51.9% in the 2nd quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP now owns 17,907 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,338,000 after acquiring an additional 6,121 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.92% 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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