Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.10

Media coverage about Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nu Skin Enterprises earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7513274886002 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) traded up $0.49 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $68.26. The stock had a trading volume of 323,662 shares, compared to its average volume of 651,036. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.17, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 1.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.78. Nu Skin Enterprises has a 52 week low of $47.10 and a 52 week high of $68.70.

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.76. The company had revenue of $563.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $562.70 million. Nu Skin Enterprises had a return on equity of 22.38% and a net margin of 6.97%. Nu Skin Enterprises’s revenue was down 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.98 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Nu Skin Enterprises will post 3.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th were given a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. Nu Skin Enterprises’s dividend payout ratio is currently 52.75%.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Nu Skin Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine raised Nu Skin Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $62.00.

In related news, insider Joseph Y. Chang sold 36,503 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.24, for a total transaction of $2,271,946.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 66,563 shares in the company, valued at $4,142,881.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, President Ryan S. Napierski sold 11,667 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.84, for a total value of $744,821.28. Following the transaction, the president now owns 71,634 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,573,114.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 68,600 shares of company stock worth $4,298,104. 5.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Nu Skin Enterprises Company Profile

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc is a direct selling company that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, and a range of other products and services. The Company offers anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under its Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. The Nu Skin brand offers a range of products, including ageLOC Me customized skin care system, ageLOC Spa systems and ageLOC Transformation anti-aging skin care system.

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