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How to buy Helen of Troy (HELE) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Helen of Troy stock.

Helen of Troy Limited
+$0.89 (+0.40%)

Helen of Troy Limited is a household & personal products business based in the US. Helen of Troy shares (HELE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Helen of Troy employs 1,769 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Helen of Troy stock price (NASDAQ: HELE)

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Helen of Troy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$210.48
52-week range$181.85 - $265.97
50-day moving average $220.76
200-day moving average $222.47
Wall St. target price$245.00
PE ratio 21.9751
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.03

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Is it a good time to buy Helen of Troy stock?

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Helen of Troy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $210.48 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) -6.30%
3 months (2021-04-28) 2.14%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is Helen of Troy under- or over-valued?

Valuing Helen of Troy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Helen of Troy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Helen of Troy's P/E ratio

Helen of Troy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Helen of Troy shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Helen of Troy's PEG ratio

Helen of Troy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.8259. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Helen of Troy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Helen of Troy's EBITDA

Helen of Troy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $333.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Helen of Troy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Helen of Troy financials

Revenue TTM $2.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.35%
Gross profit TTM $927.3 million
Return on assets TTM 8.57%
Return on equity TTM 20.68%
Profit margin 11.29%
Book value $49.88
Market capitalisation $5.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Helen of Troy shares

There are currently 2.6 million Helen of Troy shares held short by investors – that's known as Helen of Troy's "short interest". This figure is 7.8% down from 2.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Helen of Troy shares can be evaluated.

Helen of Troy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Helen of Troy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Helen of Troy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Helen of Troy shares traded daily (recently around 173533.37783712). Helen of Troy's SIR currently stands at 14.98. In other words for every 100,000 Helen of Troy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14980 shares are currently held short.

However Helen of Troy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Helen of Troy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Helen of Troy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Helen of Troy's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Helen of Troy shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1089% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Helen of Troy shares, roughly 109 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Helen of Troy.

Find out more about how you can short Helen of Troy stock.

Helen of Troy share dividends

We're not expecting Helen of Troy to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Helen of Troy's shares ever split?

Helen of Troy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 September 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Helen of Troy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Helen of Troy shares which in turn could have impacted Helen of Troy's share price.

Helen of Troy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Helen of Troy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $181.845 up to $265.97. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HELE.US volatility(beta: 0.84)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Helen of Troy's is 0.8428. This would suggest that Helen of Troy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Helen of Troy overview

Helen of Troy Limited designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. The company 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; coffee makers, grinders, manual pour overs, and tea kettles; household cleaning products, shower organization, and bathroom accessories; feeding and drinking products, child seating products, cleaning tools, and nursery accessories; and insulated water bottles, jugs, thermoses, drinkware, travel mugs, and food containers and accessories. The Health & Home segment provides thermometers, blood pressure monitors, and humidifiers; faucet mount water-filtration systems and pitcher based water filtration systems; and air purifiers, heaters, fans, and humidifiers. The Beauty segment provides hair, facial, and skin care appliances, as well as grooming brushes, tools, and decorative hair accessories; and liquid hair styling, treatment and conditioning products, shampoos, and skin care products. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, home improvement stores, grocery and specialty stores, beauty supply and e-commerce retailers, wholesalers, and various types of distributors, as well as directly to consumers under the OXO, Good Grips, Hydro Flask, Soft Works, OXO tot, OXO Brew, PUR, Honeywell, Braun, Vicks, Drybar, Hot Tools, Brut, Pert, Sure, Infusium, Revlon, and Bed Head brands. Helen of Troy Limited was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in El Paso, Texas.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Helen of Troy is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.933% of Helen of Troy shares are held by insiders and 115.015% by institutions.
How many people work for Helen of Troy?
Latest data suggests 1,769 work at Helen of Troy.
When does the fiscal year end for Helen of Troy?
Helen of Troy's fiscal year ends in February.
Where is Helen of Troy based?
Helen of Troy's address is: 1 Helen of Troy Plaza, El Paso, TX, United States, 79912
What is Helen of Troy's ISIN number?
Helen of Troy's international securities identification number is: BMG4388N1065
What is Helen of Troy's CUSIP number?
Helen of Troy's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: G4388N106

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