Royal Bank of Canada cut its stake in shares of Helen of Troy Ltd. (NASDAQ:HELE) by 5.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 359,693 shares of the company’s stock after selling 19,617 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada owned approximately 1.29% of Helen of Troy worth $36,991,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.4% in the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 11,621 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,195,000 after buying an additional 44 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 13,191 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,357,000 after buying an additional 105 shares in the last quarter. Smith Salley & Associates increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 3.9% in the second quarter. Smith Salley & Associates now owns 3,187 shares of the company’s stock valued at $328,000 after buying an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. Anchor Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 0.7% in the second quarter. Anchor Capital Advisors LLC now owns 18,803 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,934,000 after buying an additional 137 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its stake in shares of Helen of Troy by 3.8% in the second quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 4,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $483,000 after buying an additional 173 shares in the last quarter. 94.45% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE)

Shares of Helen of Troy Ltd. (NASDAQ:HELE) traded up 0.11% on Friday, reaching $87.25. 212,355 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $2.43 billion, a PE ratio of 23.80 and a beta of 0.96. Helen of Troy Ltd. has a one year low of $77.50 and a one year high of $106.50. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $82.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $92.99.

Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 6th. The company reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.17. The company earned $368.17 million during the quarter. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 6.70% and a return on equity of 18.63%. The business’s revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.12 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Ltd. will post $6.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on HELE. Jefferies Group set a $114.00 price objective on shares of Helen of Troy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Helen of Troy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 1st. Sidoti began coverage on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $102.00 price objective for the company. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $107.50.

About Helen of Troy

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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