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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE)?

The company in question is, Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) currently with a stock price of 83 (-0.07% today). The market cap for Helen of Troy Limited is 2489.31, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Housewares & Accessories industry. The target price for Helen of Troy Limited is 113.25. Currently Helen of Troy Limited is trading with a P/E of 23.79, and a forward P/E of 12.96. Average volume for Helen of Troy Limited is 210.08 and so far today it is 120185.

Performance in the last year for Helen of Troy Limited has been -16.51%. For EPS growth, Helen of Troy Limited has seen a growth of -22.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.76%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 3.40% over the last five years and could be 15.00% for the next five years. Helen of Troy Limited has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -3.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -6.72%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -13.08%.

Since the IPO date for Helen of Troy Limited on the 3/26/1990, Helen of Troy Limited has seen performance year to date to be -11.87%. With Helen of Troy Limited trading at 83, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 3.49.

So could Helen of Troy Limited, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23.79. The PEG is 1.59, P/S is 1.61 and the P/B is at 2.41. The P/cash is 107.76, with P/free cash flow at 18.94.

Helen of Troy Limited ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.61.

In terms of margins, Helen of Troy Limited has a gross margin of 41.70%, an operating margin of 8.20% and a profit margin of 6.40%.Payout ratio for Helen of Troy Limited is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 5.50% with return on investment coming to 7.20%.

Insider ownership for Helen of Troy Limited, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 95.50%. Outstanding shares are at 29.97. While shares float is 27.77. The float short is currently 2.17%, and short ratio is 2.86.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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