Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) stock: what's the sentiment?

5:56 pm ET, 09 Oct 2018

Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) shares are trading at $124.30, up +1%. Today the company announced revenue of $393.55 million (+14.1% annual growth), a beat by $44.36 million. What's HELE stock price forecast?

Helen of Troy Limited designs and distributes consumer products globally. Lately, the stock has performed well; it generated a return of 35% in the past year. The company’s “leadership brands” which include OXO, Braun, PUR, Hydro Flask, and Vicks are doing very well.

Today's revenue beat was primarily due to an increase in Housewares and Health & Home segments store sales, online and international sales.  Net sales from the "leadership brands" were up +20.5%.  Both the Housewares and Health & Home segments grew double-digit: +19.4% and +20.3%, respectively.  

Investors are bullish on Helen of Troy as the company’s strategic investments in leadership brands and online sales are a success. On the other hand, some investors feel that the stock is overvalued now. The previous quarter's revenue fell 1.4% to $354.68 million but beat analyst estimates by $20.93 million; earnings per share came at $1.87 compared to $1.41 in the same period last year.  The company beat analyst estimates in the previous four quarters.

What is the sentiment towards the HELE stock? Our technical analysis shows that: 

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending positive;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending positive;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is trending positive. 

Over the last month, Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) returned +12.31%.

Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) short share of float is 6.35%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) average analyst price target ($131.80) is 0.69% above its current price ($130.90).

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Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) Stock Guide

Updated at: 11:47 pm ET, 17 Sep 2020

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Looking to buy or sell Helen of Troy Limited (HELE)? Interested in getting the full scoop on HELE, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this HELE stock guide, we'll address key questions about HELE, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are HELE earnings?
2. What is HELE stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
3. HELE buy or sell? What is HELE Finny Score?
4. What are the reasons to buy HELE? Why should I buy HELE stock?
5. What are the reasons to sell HELE? Why should I sell HELE stock?
6. What are HELE key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are HELE earnings?

HELE trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $6.78.

Analyst Predictions

2. What is HELE stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on HELE analyst price targets, HELE stock forecast is $234.00 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for HELE stock is $234.00. The prediction is based on 5 analyst estimates.

The low price target for HELE is $227.00, while the high price target is $243.00.

HELE analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

3. HELE buy or sell? What is HELE Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:42}Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 7 reasons to sell HELE, resulting in Finny Score of 42.

4. What are the reasons to buy HELE? Why should I buy HELE stock?

Here are the reasons to buy HELE stock:

  • HELE quarterly revenue growth was 11.80%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.58% and 1.12%, respectively). See HELE revenue growth chart.
  • HELE PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 2.69, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See HELE PEG chart.
  • HELE average analyst rating is Buy. See HELE analyst rating chart.
  • HELE average analyst price target ($234.00) is above its current price ($196.42). See HELE price target chart.
  • HELE cash to debt ratio is 0.23, higher than the average industry (0.11) and sector (0.11) cash to debt ratio. See HELE cash to debt chart.

5. What are the reasons to sell HELE? Why should I sell HELE stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell HELE stock (i.e., the bear case):

Key Stats

6. What are HELE key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for HELE:

Metrics HELE
Price $196.80
Average Price Target / Upside $234.00 / 18.90%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Household & Personal Products
Sector Consumer Defensive
Number of Employees 1,489
Market Cap $5.27B
Forward P/E Ratio 19.70
Price/Book Ratio 3.01
Revenue (TTM) $1.75B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 11.80%
Profit Margin 9.81%

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