Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Helen of Troy Limited earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

HELE has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Sidoti reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 target price (down previously from $112.00) on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research report on Saturday, April 29th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Helen of Troy Limited presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $102.75.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ HELE) traded down 0.527% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $99.025. 36,867 shares of the company traded hands. Helen of Troy Limited has a 52 week low of $77.50 and a 52 week high of $101.26. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.499 and a beta of 0.93. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $94.01 and its 200 day moving average price is $93.90.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 10th. The company reported $1.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $359.61 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $358.40 million. Helen of Troy Limited had a return on equity of 17.70% and a net margin of 8.23%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.27 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Helen of Troy Limited will post $6.73 EPS for the current year.

Helen of Troy Limited announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Monday, May 15th that authorizes the company to buyback $400.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

In other Helen of Troy Limited news, Director Gary B. Abromovitz sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.76, for a total value of $284,280.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 8,743 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $828,486.68. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Richard J. Oppenheim sold 1,058 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.40, for a total value of $100,933.20. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 756 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $72,122.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.57% of the company’s stock.

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Helen of Troy Limited Company Profile

Helen Of Troy Limited is a global consumer products company that offers a range of solutions for its customers through a range of brands. The Company is a global designer, developer, importer, marketer and distributor of a portfolio of brand-name consumer products. The Company has four segments. The Housewares segment provides a range of consumer products for the home.

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