Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Helen of Troy Limited earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6035274973457 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a report on Friday, October 6th. CL King assumed coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $87.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $99.40.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ HELE) opened at $87.35 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $2,381.73, a PE ratio of 12.96, a PEG ratio of 12.15 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 1.89, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Helen of Troy Limited has a 1 year low of $79.90 and a 1 year high of $102.88.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $1.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.29. Helen of Troy Limited had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 18.28%. The company had revenue of $378.46 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $377.08 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.31 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 6.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Helen of Troy Limited news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the 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 document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 0.57% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Helen of Troy Limited Company Profile

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 four segments. The Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home.

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