USANA Health Sciences (USNA) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. USANA Health Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.5614048888558 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of USANA Health Sciences (NYSE USNA) traded up $0.10 on Thursday, hitting $75.15. The stock had a trading volume of 44,167 shares, compared to its average volume of 84,930. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,697.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.76 and a beta of 0.99. USANA Health Sciences has a 52 week low of $52.55 and a 52 week high of $79.00.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Sidoti cut USANA Health Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Pivotal Research raised their target price on USANA Health Sciences from $80.00 to $95.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. TheStreet cut USANA Health Sciences from a “b+” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, BidaskClub raised USANA Health Sciences from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th.

In related news, Director Myron W. Wentz sold 38,223 shares of USANA Health Sciences stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.51, for a total transaction of $2,733,326.73. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Global Ltd Gull sold 7,289 shares of USANA Health Sciences stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.01, for a total value of $481,146.89. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 11,996,192 shares in the company, valued at $791,868,633.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 433,455 shares of company stock worth $28,990,246 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 53.20% of the company’s stock.

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USANA Health Sciences Company Profile

USANA Health Sciences, Inc develops and manufactures science-based nutritional and personal care products. The Company operates as a direct selling company in two geographic regions: Americas and Europe, and Asia Pacific, which includes three sub-regions: Southeast Asia Pacific, Greater China and North Asia.

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