National Vision Holdings Inc (EYE) Receives $35.50 Average PT from Brokerages

National Vision Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:EYE) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the eight analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $35.50.

Separately, Wells Fargo set a $45.00 target price on shares of National Vision and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th.

In other news, major shareholder Berkshire Partners Holdings Ll sold 338,031 shares of National Vision stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.68, for a total value of $10,708,822.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director D Randolph Peeler sold 1,877,951 shares of National Vision stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.68, for a total transaction of $59,493,487.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 11,870,180 shares of company stock valued at $376,047,302.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in EYE. US Bancorp DE bought a new stake in shares of National Vision during the 4th quarter worth about $134,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of National Vision during the 4th quarter worth about $145,000. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky acquired a new stake in National Vision in the 4th quarter worth about $158,000. Strs Ohio acquired a new stake in National Vision in the 4th quarter worth about $215,000. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY acquired a new stake in National Vision in the 4th quarter worth about $370,000. 97.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

National Vision stock traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $31.61. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 271,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 349,151. National Vision has a 12 month low of $27.19 and a 12 month high of $43.80. The company has a quick ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85.

National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $321.82 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $318.00 million. equities analysts expect that National Vision will post 0.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About National Vision

National Vision Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an optical retailer primarily in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Owned & Host and Legacy. It offers eyeglasses and contact lenses under the America's Best, Eyeglass World, Walmart Vision Center, Vista Optical Fred Meyer, and Vista Optical Military brand stores, as well as provides optometric services.

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