O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 217.1% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 21,896 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,990 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned about 0.09% of Helen of Troy worth $2,875,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of HELE. Strs Ohio increased its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 150.0% during the third quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 2,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $327,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP purchased a new stake in shares of Helen of Troy during the third quarter worth about $633,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 194.6% during the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 12,622 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,645,000 after acquiring an additional 8,338 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Helen of Troy during the third quarter worth about $2,725,000. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 157.3% during the third quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 393,003 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,444,000 after acquiring an additional 240,272 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.53% of the company’s stock.
Helen of Troy stock opened at $111.69 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $2.99 billion, a PE ratio of 16.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 0.69. Helen of Troy Limited has a 12 month low of $81.10 and a 12 month 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.
Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 8th. The company reported $2.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $431.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $425.76 million. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.45% and a net margin of 12.19%. The business’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.52 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts predict that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on HELE. Bank of America set a $151.00 price target on Helen of Troy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Helen of Troy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 11th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 13th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Helen of Troy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $141.67.
Helen of Troy Company Profile
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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