Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTC) Short Interest Update

Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTCGet Free Report) saw a large growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 24,400 shares, a growth of 115.9% from the April 30th total of 11,300 shares. Approximately 0.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 20,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.2 days.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Natural Health Trends

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Natural Health Trends stock. Hartline Investment Corp bought a new stake in Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTCFree Report) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 14,241 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $95,000. Hartline Investment Corp owned about 0.12% of Natural Health Trends at the end of the most recent quarter. 10.13% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Natural Health Trends Stock Performance

NHTC stock traded up $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $7.05. 17,790 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 24,020. Natural Health Trends has a 52-week low of $4.90 and a 52-week high of $7.40. The company has a market cap of $81.22 million, a P/E ratio of 140.63 and a beta of 0.85. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $6.81 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.24.

Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTCGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $10.95 million for the quarter. Natural Health Trends had a return on equity of 1.18% and a net margin of 1.16%.

Natural Health Trends Announces Dividend

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 24th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 14th were paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.35%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 13th. Natural Health Trends’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 1,600.32%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Separately, StockNews.com upgraded Natural Health Trends from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 13th.

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About Natural Health Trends

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Natural Health Trends Corp., a direct-selling and e-commerce company, provides personal care, wellness, and lifestyle products under the NHT Global brand. The company offers wellness products, including liquid, encapsulated, tableted and powder dietary and nutritional supplements, vitamins, and minerals; and herbal products comprising herbal supplements.

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