Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) Shares Sold by US Bancorp DE

US Bancorp DE decreased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELEGet Rating) by 3.8% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 6,053 shares of the company’s stock after selling 236 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $584,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of HELE. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in Helen of Troy by 9.9% during the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 3,615 shares of the company’s stock valued at $707,000 after purchasing an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 2.7% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,886 shares of the company’s stock worth $386,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.8% in the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 72,926 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,282,000 after acquiring an additional 581 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 10.6% in the first quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 8,846 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,732,000 after acquiring an additional 846 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,591,291 shares of the company’s stock worth $507,478,000 after acquiring an additional 14,931 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.98% of the company’s stock.

Helen of Troy Stock Performance

HELE opened at $106.91 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 2.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. The company has a market cap of $2.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.56, a PEG ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 0.64. Helen of Troy Limited has a 52-week low of $82.94 and a 52-week high of $221.71. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $102.84 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $111.94.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on HELE. Canaccord Genuity Group increased their price objective on shares of Helen of Troy from $120.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock. DA Davidson increased their price objective on shares of Helen of Troy from $126.00 to $138.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 6th. Bank of America upgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 22nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity Group assumed coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $120.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $171.40.

Helen of Troy Profile

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Helen of Troy Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of personal care and household products. It operates through the following segments: Home and Outdoor, Health and Wellness, and Beauty. The Home and Outdoor segment offers food preparation tools, containers, electronics, baby care, and cleaning products.

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