ValuEngine Lowers Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATR) to Hold

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATR) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday, July 17th.

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ NATR) opened at 10.45 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $12.65 and its 200 day moving average is $11.51. The firm’s market capitalization is $197.42 million. Nature’s Sunshine Products has a one year low of $8.40 and a one year high of $16.45.

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter. Nature’s Sunshine Products had a negative net margin of 0.16% and a negative return on equity of 0.39%. The business had revenue of $81.34 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts predict that Nature’s Sunshine Products will post $0.80 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, Director Kristine F. Hughes sold 2,000 shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.82, for a total transaction of $27,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 36,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $498,832.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 6,000 shares of company stock valued at $74,840. Insiders own 20.10% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 25.6% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 139,562 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,850,000 after buying an additional 28,467 shares during the period. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products during the second quarter valued at approximately $315,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 6.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 369,081 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,890,000 after buying an additional 23,616 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 12.1% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 38,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $507,000 after buying an additional 4,138 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Strs Ohio raised its stake in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 6.1% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 38,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $506,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the last quarter. 74.92% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Nature’s Sunshine Products Company Profile

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc (NSP), together with its subsidiaries, is a natural health and wellness company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and direct selling of nutritional and personal care products. The Company has four business segments that are divided based on the various characteristics of their distributor bases, selling and distributor compensation plans, and product formulations, as well as the internal organization and business operations.

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