American Century Companies Inc. Purchases Shares of 237,936 Helen of Troy Limited (HELE)

American Century Companies Inc. bought a new position in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 237,936 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,056,000. American Century Companies Inc. owned 0.87% of Helen of Troy Limited as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Foundry Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 7.9% in the third quarter. Foundry Partners LLC now owns 64,174 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,218,000 after buying an additional 4,672 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 30.4% in the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 146,183 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,165,000 after buying an additional 34,100 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Helen of Troy Limited in the third quarter worth $244,000. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 32.6% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 25,006 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,423,000 after buying an additional 6,149 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 108.7% in the third quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 4,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $465,000 after buying an additional 2,500 shares during the period. 91.02% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several research analysts recently commented on HELE shares. CL King started coverage on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation began coverage on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $87.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $99.40.

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In other news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total transaction of $235,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.57% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) opened at $88.45 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $2,396.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.04, a P/E/G ratio of 12.23 and a beta of 0.94. Helen of Troy Limited has a fifty-two week low of $79.90 and a fifty-two week high of $102.88. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 1.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $1.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.29. Helen of Troy Limited had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 18.28%. The business had revenue of $378.46 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $377.08 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.31 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Helen of Troy Limited will post 6.42 EPS for the current year.

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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