Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Helen Of Troy

(

HELE

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Helen Of Troy as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • HELE has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $21.6 million.
  • HELE has traded 425 shares today.
  • HELE is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on HELE:

Helen of Troy Limited, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Housewares, Healthcare/Home Environment, Nutritional Supplements, and Personal Care. HELE has a PE ratio of 21. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Helen Of Troy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Helen Of Troy has been 238,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Helen Of Troy has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. The stock has a beta of 0.72 and a short float of 3.4% with 4.12 days to cover. Shares are up 60.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Helen Of Troy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • HELE's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 9.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 15.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 29.23% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 59.86% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Turning to the future, naturally, any stock can fall in a major bear market. However, in almost any other environment, the stock should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed nice gains in the past year.
  • HELEN OF TROY LTD has improved earnings per share by 29.2% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, HELEN OF TROY LTD increased its bottom line by earning $4.52 versus $2.67 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($5.66 versus $4.52).
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.53, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.79 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Household Durables industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, HELEN OF TROY LTD has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.

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