Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) Shares Sold by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lowered its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 63.3% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,651 shares of the company’s stock after selling 27,014 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $1,508,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 25.2% during the 4th quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 2,838 shares of the company’s stock worth $273,000 after purchasing an additional 572 shares during the last quarter. ING Groep NV increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 23.4% during the 4th quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 4,114 shares of the company’s stock worth $396,000 after purchasing an additional 780 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 2.2% during the 3rd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 36,510 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,538,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. James Investment Research Inc. increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 2.7% during the 4th quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 36,025 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,471,000 after purchasing an additional 940 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 1.3% during the 4th quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 76,324 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,248,000 after purchasing an additional 945 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.80% of the company’s stock.

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HELE has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. TheStreet lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, DA Davidson started coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research note on Wednesday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $100.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $101.40.

Helen of Troy stock opened at $87.00 on Friday. Helen of Troy Limited has a 1-year low of $81.10 and a 1-year high of $102.88. The company has a market capitalization of $2,346.22, a P/E ratio of 12.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.41 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 8th. The company reported $2.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.07 by $0.45. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 1.28% and a return on equity of 18.37%. The business had revenue of $453.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $452.81 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.37 EPS. Helen of Troy’s revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 6.52 EPS for the current year.

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Helen of Troy 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 three segments. The Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE)

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