11,427 Shares in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) Bought by Moody Aldrich Partners LLC

Moody Aldrich Partners LLC purchased a new position in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 11,427 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,155,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Meeder Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Helen of Troy by 37.3% during the 1st quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 276 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,000 after purchasing an additional 75 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Research Inc. grew its holdings in Helen of Troy by 1.3% during the 1st quarter. Advisory Research Inc. now owns 6,271 shares of the company’s stock worth $903,000 after acquiring an additional 81 shares during the last quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. grew its holdings in Helen of Troy by 50.6% during the 1st quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 393 shares of the company’s stock worth $56,000 after acquiring an additional 132 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.7% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 20,706 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,979,000 after purchasing an additional 145 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Private Capital Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Helen of Troy in the 1st quarter valued at about $25,000. 96.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Helen of Troy news, CFO Brian Grass sold 4,310 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $206.06, for a total transaction of $888,118.60. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 33,014 shares in the company, valued at $6,802,864.84. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $205.84, for a total transaction of $411,680.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,699 shares in the company, valued at $1,378,922.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 12,667 shares of company stock worth $2,541,577. Insiders own 0.90% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on HELE. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $190.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, May 27th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Helen of Troy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 9th. DA Davidson upped their target price on shares of Helen of Troy from $197.00 to $237.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 10th. Finally, Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $190.00 price target (up from $160.00) on shares of Helen of Troy in a report on Thursday, April 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $205.40.

NASDAQ:HELE traded down $1.31 on Friday, hitting $188.25. The stock had a trading volume of 120,248 shares, compared to its average volume of 199,933. The business’s fifty day moving average is $187.86 and its 200 day moving average is $169.91. The company has a market cap of $4.77 billion, a PE ratio of 27.77, a P/E/G ratio of 3.02 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a quick ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 2.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. Helen of Troy Limited has a 52 week low of $104.01 and a 52 week high of $209.99.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 9th. The company reported $2.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $1.04. The company had revenue of $420.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $347.08 million. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 9.81% and a return on equity of 20.17%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.06 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Helen of Troy Limited will post 9.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Helen of Troy 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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