Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC reduced its stake in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 3.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 36,175 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,469 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned approximately 0.13% of Helen of Troy Limited worth $3,404,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of HELE. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 21,305.1% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,805,144 shares of the company’s stock worth $264,244,000 after acquiring an additional 2,792,039 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 296.3% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 282,067 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,543,000 after acquiring an additional 210,886 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 114.6% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 152,923 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,405,000 after acquiring an additional 81,660 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 3.1% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,259,325 shares of the company’s stock worth $212,829,000 after acquiring an additional 68,092 shares during the period. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Helen of Troy Limited by 27.8% in the first quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 179,023 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,864,000 after acquiring an additional 38,969 shares during the period. 89.99% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, Director Timothy F. Meeker sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.00, for a total value of $235,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.57% of the company’s stock.

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A number of equities analysts have recently commented on HELE shares. CL King started coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $104.00 price target for the company. ValuEngine raised Helen of Troy Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Helen of Troy Limited in a report on Friday, October 6th. Bank of America Corporation started coverage on Helen of Troy Limited in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $87.00 price target for the company. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Helen of Troy Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $99.40.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $1.65 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.29. The firm had revenue of $378.46 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $377.08 million. Helen of Troy Limited had a return on equity of 18.28% and a net margin of 6.93%. Helen of Troy Limited’s revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.31 EPS.

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

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