Helen of Troy posts 2Q profit

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) _ Helen of Troy Ltd. (HELE) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $8.9 million.

On a per-share basis, the Hamilton, Bermuda-based company said it had net income of 33 cents. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and amortization costs, came to $1.65 per share.

The personal and household products company posted revenue of $378.5 million in the period.

Helen of Troy expects full-year earnings in the range of $6.50 to $6.90 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.56 billion to $1.58 billion.

Helen of Troy shares have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $97.10, a climb of 12 percent in the last 12 months.

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