Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) Is At $85.55 Formed Wedge; Oracle Investment Management Cut Quidel (Call) (QDEL) Position By $13.92 Million

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Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) formed wedge down with $82.13 target or 4.00% below today’s $85.55 share price. Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) has $2.31 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $85.55. About 54,678 shares traded. Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) has declined 12.70% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.25% the S&P500.

Oracle Investment Management Inc decreased Quidel Corp (Call) (QDEL) stake by 95.68% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Oracle Investment Management Inc sold 2.32 million shares as Quidel Corp (Call) (QDEL)’s stock rose 13.06%. The Oracle Investment Management Inc holds 104,800 shares with $729,000 value, down from 2.43 million last quarter. Quidel Corp (Call) now has $1.94B valuation. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $55.77. About 272,300 shares traded. Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) has risen 128.16% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 116.61% the S&P500.

Analysts await Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.35 earnings per share, down 16.67% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.62 per share. HELE’s profit will be $36.41M for 15.84 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.38 actual earnings per share reported by Helen of Troy Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -43.28% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 16 investors sold Helen of Troy Limited shares while 71 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 25.05 million shares or 0.69% more from 24.88 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Peak6 Investments Ltd Partnership holds 2,215 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Panagora Asset holds 0% in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) or 1,075 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Liability holds 601,577 shares or 0.59% of its portfolio. Goldman Sachs has 0% invested in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) for 45,565 shares. Ohio-based Bowling Portfolio Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.03% in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans reported 5,912 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 67,846 are held by Burney. Vanguard Group Inc Incorporated reported 2.33M shares. Eagle Asset Inc has invested 0.04% in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE). State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.01% or 27,930 shares in its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Co New York holds 15,651 shares. Magnetar Financial Ltd Liability Corp owns 3,385 shares. State Street invested in 0.01% or 1.13M shares. Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership owns 1.44 million shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co stated it has 21,737 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings.

Among 8 analysts covering Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Helen of Troy had 10 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 7 by Piper Jaffray. Sidoti initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $102.0 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Friday, August 19 to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, September 4. The rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray on Wednesday, December 7 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Wednesday, March 28 the stock rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 7 by Jefferies.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $235,000 activity. Meeker Timothy F sold 2,500 shares worth $235,000.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $15.28 million activity. BRYANT DOUGLAS C had sold 36,000 shares worth $1.50 million. $661,529 worth of stock was sold by Kroll Werner on Friday, December 8. 36,383 shares valued at $1.46 million were sold by STEWARD RANDALL J on Tuesday, December 12. SCHULER JACK W had sold 12,000 shares worth $582,031. Bujarski Robert Joseph also sold $4.40M worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) shares. BORKAR RATAN S also sold $1.35 million worth of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Quidel had 35 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James maintained Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) rating on Tuesday, September 19. Raymond James has “Outperform” rating and $47 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 5 by Canaccord Genuity. Craig Hallum initiated it with “Buy” rating and $6200 target in Monday, March 26 report. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3500 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was upgraded by CL King to “Buy”. CL King initiated the shares of QDEL in report on Friday, February 17 with “Neutral” rating. Raymond James maintained the shares of QDEL in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Outperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) rating on Thursday, July 27. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $39 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by Canaccord Genuity.

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