Gladstone Institutional Advisory LLC cut its position in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE – Free Report) by 2.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 26,988 shares of the company’s stock after selling 550 shares during the period. Gladstone Institutional Advisory LLC owned 0.11% of Helen of Troy worth $2,568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HELE. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.5% during the fourth quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 89,035 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,875,000 after purchasing an additional 476 shares in the last quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC lifted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 42.3% during the fourth quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC now owns 246,672 shares of the company’s stock worth $27,358,000 after purchasing an additional 73,360 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 20.1% during the fourth quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 55,854 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,195,000 after purchasing an additional 9,333 shares in the last quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 3.0% during the first quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC now owns 209,807 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,967,000 after purchasing an additional 6,067 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Helen of Troy by 5.8% during the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 99,723 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,060,000 after purchasing an additional 5,465 shares in the last quarter.
Helen of Troy Trading Up 0.2 %
HELE opened at $115.21 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 1.94 and a quick ratio of 0.96. The company has a market cap of $2.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.68. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $126.63 and a 200 day simple moving average of $107.60. Helen of Troy Limited has a fifty-two week low of $81.14 and a fifty-two week high of $143.68.
Analyst Ratings Changes
HELE has been the topic of a number of research reports. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. DA Davidson boosted their price target on shares of Helen of Troy from $138.00 to $159.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus target price of $129.33.
Helen of Troy Profile
Helen of Troy Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of personal care and household products. It operates through the Home and Outdoor, and Beauty and Wellness segments. The Home and Outdoor segment offers food preparation tools, containers, electronics, baby care, and cleaning products. The Beauty and Wellness segment develops and provides products including mass and prestige market beauty appliances, prestige market liquid-based hair and personal care products, and wellness devices including thermometers, water and air filtration systems, humidifiers, and fans.
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