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Helen of Troy

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Helen of Troy reports Q2 adjusted EPS $1.31, consensus $1.07

Reports Q2 revenue $368.2M, consensus $368.5M. "We drove a 4.2 percentage point improvement in gross margin reflecting accretion from the Hydro Flask acquisition and our efforts to sweeten the mix and reduce our costs. We are very pleased with Hydro Flask's growth and performance, which contributed $29.1M of net sales during the quarter, fueling a 34.4% increase in net sales in our Housewares segment, and was accretive to adjusted operating margin. We saw growth and improved profitability from our Housewares and Health & Home segments, which offset significantly softer sales in our Beauty and Nutritional Supplements segments. Although Housewares experienced a slight decline in its core business in Q2, based on point-of-sale activity, we believe this segment remains on track to meet our expectations for the full year. Our Health & Home segment net sales grew 0.8%, with profitability continuing to improve from our cost savings efforts and focus on higher-margin business. Sales in our Beauty segment performed well below our expectations due to the weak retail environment and slower store traffic patterns. In addition, in an effort to build a platform for greater long-term profitability in Beauty, we made choices to rationalize lower-margin and non-strategic businesses."

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HELE Helen of Troy
$86.87

0.37 (0.43%)

12/30/15
PIPR
12/30/15
NO CHANGE
Target $100
PIPR
Overweight
Helen of Troy shares look range-bound near-term, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Stephanie Wissink believes Helen of Troy shares are likely to be range-bound in the near-term with the 2015-2016 flu season tracking below last year. Management's guidance assumes an average flu season, the analyst points out. She still sees potential share upside though 2016, however, and keeps an Overweight rating on the name.
03/07/16
JEFF
03/07/16
INITIATION
Target $114
JEFF
Buy
Helen of Troy initiated with a Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Trevor Young started Helen of Troy with a Buy rating and $114 price target.
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INITIATION

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SIDC
08/19/16
UPGRADE
SIDC
Buy
Helen of Troy upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti
Sidoti analyst Frank Camma upgraded Helen of Troy to Buy based on valuation and strong consumer brands and maintained its $112 price target.

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