Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) Is At $86.50 Formed Wedge; Orasure Technologies Has 0.83 Sentiment

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Orasure Technologies Inc (OSUR) investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.18, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 84 funds increased or opened new equity positions, while 101 sold and decreased stock positions in Orasure Technologies Inc. The funds in our database now hold: 53.79 million shares, down from 54.93 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Orasure Technologies Inc in top ten equity positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 45 Reduced: 56 Increased: 50 New Position: 34.

Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) formed wedge down with $78.72 target or 9.00% below today’s $86.50 share price. Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) has $2.33 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.17% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $86.5. About 114,781 shares traded. Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) has declined 12.70% since April 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.25% the S&P500.

OraSure Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, markets, and sells oral fluid diagnostic products and specimen collection devices in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.05 billion. It operates in two divisions, OSUR and DNAG. It has a 33.47 P/E ratio. The firm also offers other diagnostic products, such as immunoassays and other in vitro diagnostic tests.

Analysts await OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $-0.06 EPS, down 128.57% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.21 per share. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by OraSure Technologies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -150.00% negative EPS growth.

Domini Impact Investments Llc holds 11.7% of its portfolio in OraSure Technologies, Inc. for 30,262 shares. Daruma Capital Management Llc owns 3.04 million shares or 3.57% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Oberweis Asset Management Inc has 2.32% invested in the company for 526,610 shares. The Washington-based First Washington Corp has invested 2.26% in the stock. Pier Capital Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 360,089 shares.

The stock increased 1.25% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $17.07. About 358,970 shares traded. OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR) has risen 34.91% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.36% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $778,707 activity.

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 $36.41 million for 16.02 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 Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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. California Employees Retirement System reported 29,563 shares. Amer Century has invested 0.03% in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE). Olstein Capital Mgmt L P holds 0.39% in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) or 31,550 shares. Systematic Limited Partnership has invested 0.2% in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE). Raymond James & Assocs has invested 0% of its portfolio in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE). Eulav Asset Mngmt holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) for 19,600 shares. Westwood Grp Inc stated it has 393,487 shares. Oarsman Cap stated it has 19,784 shares. Cornercap Investment Counsel holds 8,805 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. 42,989 were reported by California State Teachers Retirement Sys. Guggenheim Llc stated it has 3,922 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 0.02% stake. Bancshares Of New York Mellon Corp invested in 301,512 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Ameritas Investment invested in 10,482 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Geode Management Lc has 0.01% invested in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) for 252,885 shares.

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 stock of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 7 by Jefferies. DA Davidson initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 28 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, September 4. The rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray to “Neutral” on Wednesday, December 7. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 19 by Sidoti. The rating was initiated by Sidoti with “Neutral” on Tuesday, August 25. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 7 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, October 6.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $235,000 activity. Meeker Timothy F also sold $235,000 worth of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) on Monday, October 23.

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