News articles about Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Helen of Troy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3962631591332 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

HELE has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. CL King initiated coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Helen of Troy presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $101.00.

Shares of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) traded up $95.95 on Tuesday, hitting $95.95. 120,800 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 104,600. The company has a market capitalization of $2,627.13, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.48, a PEG ratio of 13.40 and a beta of 0.91. Helen of Troy has a 52 week low of $84.38 and a 52 week high of $102.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.89 and a quick ratio of 0.85.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $1.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $378.46 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $377.08 million. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 18.28%. The company’s revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.31 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Helen of Troy will post 6.42 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total value of $235,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.57% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Helen of Troy

Helen Of Troy Limited is a global consumer products company that offers a range of solutions for its customers through a range of brands. The Company is a global designer, developer, importer, marketer and distributor of a portfolio of brand-name consumer products. The Company has three segments. The Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home.

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