Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 0.4% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,165,703 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,268 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $152,590,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the business. D.A. Davidson & CO. bought a new position in Helen of Troy in the 3rd quarter worth about $319,000. Trexquant Investment LP grew its position in Helen of Troy by 9.2% in the 3rd quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 5,578 shares of the company’s stock worth $730,000 after purchasing an additional 472 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Helen of Troy by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,059,779 shares of the company’s stock worth $400,526,000 after purchasing an additional 30,063 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in Helen of Troy by 2.3% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 304,017 shares of the company’s stock worth $39,796,000 after purchasing an additional 6,833 shares during the last quarter. Finally, EAM Investors LLC bought a new position in Helen of Troy in the 3rd quarter worth about $3,484,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.18% of the company’s stock.
Helen of Troy stock opened at $144.99 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 2.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The company has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion, a PE ratio of 19.38, a P/E/G ratio of 3.29 and a beta of 0.76. Helen of Troy Limited has a 12-month low of $81.10 and a 12-month high of $145.38.
Several research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Helen of Troy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Bank of America set a $151.00 target price on shares of Helen of Troy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Finally, DA Davidson restated a “buy” rating and issued a $148.00 target price on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Wednesday, October 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Helen of Troy presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $141.67.
In other news, Director Gary B. Abromovitz sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.25, for a total value of $62,625.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Gary B. Abromovitz sold 640 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $123.00, for a total transaction of $78,720.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.62% of the company’s stock.
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Helen of Troy Company 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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