Nasdaq Today – Is Helen of Troy’s (NASDAQ:HELE) Share price Gain Of 156% Well Earned?
It might seem bad, but the worst that can happen when you buy a stock (without leverage) is that its share price goes to zero. But when you pick a company that is really flourishing, you can make more than 100%. For instance the Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) share price is 156% higher than it was three years ago. That sort of return is as solid as granite. In the last week the share price is up 4.1%.
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While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company’s share price and its earnings per share (EPS).
Helen of Troy was able to grow its EPS at 15% per year over three years, sending the share price higher. This EPS growth is lower than the 37% average annual increase in the share price. This indicates that the market is feeling more optimistic on the stock, after the last few years of progress. It’s not unusual to see the market ‘re-rate’ a stock, after a few years of growth.
The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).
We know that Helen of Troy has improved its bottom line lately, but is it going to grow revenue? Check if analysts think Helen of Troy will grow revenue in the future.
A Different Perspective
We’re pleased to report that Helen of Troy shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 47% over one year. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 17%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. In the best case scenario, this may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. Before spending more time on Helen of Troy it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.
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Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.
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