Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) posted its earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $3.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.02 by $0.74, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 11.41% and a return on equity of 22.98%. The firm had revenue of $637.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $551.85 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $3.12 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 34.3% compared to the same quarter last year.
HELE opened at $223.51 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 1.90 and a quick ratio of 1.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.93. The business has a 50-day moving average of $214.51 and a two-hundred day moving average of $201.57. Helen of Troy has a 12 month low of $104.01 and a 12 month high of $230.56.
Several brokerages recently commented on HELE. BidaskClub lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 1st. Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research note on Wednesday, September 30th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. DA Davidson increased their price target on Helen of Troy from $246.00 to $260.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $245.00 price objective (up previously from $235.00) on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Tuesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $228.00.
Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. The company 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, shower organization, bathroom accessories, and gardening products; feeding and drinking products, child seating products, cleaning tools, and nursery accessories; and insulated water bottles, jugs, thermoses, drinkware, travel mugs, and food containers.
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