Helen of Troy raises outlook

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The household, personal and consumer products maker posted Q3 EPS of $1.18, up 13.5% from a year ago, and 5 cents over views. Helen of Troy (HELE) revenue climbed 10.6% to $374.6 mil, missing the consensus estimate of $379.2 mil. It raised its '13 sales forecast to a range of $1.275 bil-$1.3 bil vs. analyst estimates of $1.29 bil. It sees full-year EPS between $3.50-$3.60, with analysts expecting $3.56. Shares rose 2.7% to 34.43.