Helen of Troy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:HELE)

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELEGet Free Report) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders bought 5,718 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,039% compared to the typical daily volume of 502 put options.

Helen of Troy Trading Down 27.7 %

Shares of NASDAQ HELE opened at $64.33 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.87, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The company has a market cap of $1.47 billion, a PE ratio of 9.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a 50-day moving average of $99.51 and a two-hundred day moving average of $109.63. Helen of Troy has a 1-year low of $60.00 and a 1-year high of $143.68.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELEGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 24th. The company reported $2.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.00 by $0.11. Helen of Troy had a return on equity of 11.65% and a net margin of 8.41%. The firm had revenue of $489.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $477.88 million. As a group, equities analysts expect that Helen of Troy will post 8.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of brokerages have recently commented on HELE. UBS Group cut their price objective on shares of Helen of Troy from $121.00 to $100.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. DA Davidson reissued a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 price objective on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Monday.

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Institutional Investors Weigh In On Helen of Troy

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HELE. Graham Capital Management L.P. raised its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 73.5% during the third quarter. Graham Capital Management L.P. now owns 10,694 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,246,000 after purchasing an additional 4,532 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP boosted its position in Helen of Troy by 13.7% during the third quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 85,303 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,943,000 after purchasing an additional 10,294 shares during the period. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky boosted its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy by 16.0% during the 3rd quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky now owns 28,705 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,346,000 after buying an additional 3,959 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.7% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,408,664 shares of the company’s stock valued at $280,754,000 after purchasing an additional 16,124 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Raymond James & Associates grew its holdings in Helen of Troy by 15.2% in the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 3,336 shares of the company’s stock valued at $403,000 after buying an additional 441 shares in the last quarter.

Helen of Troy Company Profile

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Helen of Troy Limited provides various consumer products in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates in two segments: Home & Outdoor and Beauty & Wellness. The Home & Outdoor segment offers food storage containers, kitchen utensils for cooking and preparing salads, fruits, vegetables and meats, graters, slicers and choppers, baking essentials, kitchen organization, bath, cleaning, infant and toddler products, and coffee preparation tools and electronics; and insulated beverageware, including bottles, travel tumblers, drinkware, mugs, food and lunch containers, insulated totes, soft coolers, outdoor kitchenware, and accessories.

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