Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) Issues FY 2020 Earnings Guidance

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) issued an update on its FY 2020 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $8.40-8.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $8.38. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.59-1.62 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.59 billion.

Helen of Troy stock traded down $0.88 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $131.67. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 473,992 shares, compared to its average volume of 286,915. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.33 billion, a PE ratio of 17.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.67. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $134.36. Helen of Troy has a 1-year low of $108.31 and a 1-year high of $145.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 1.94 and a quick ratio of 0.97.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its earnings results on Friday, April 26th. The company reported $1.82 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.44. The firm had revenue of $384.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $364.66 million. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 18.54% and a net margin of 10.77%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.69 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Helen of Troy will post 7.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on HELE shares. DA Davidson reissued a buy rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. BidaskClub raised Helen of Troy from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, March 16th. ValuEngine raised Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. Sidoti downgraded Helen of Troy from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, Bank of America boosted their price target on Helen of Troy from $135.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $144.67.

In other news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.00, for a total value of $345,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.77% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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