Nature’s Sunshine Products (NATR) Upgraded to “Hold” by ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, ValuEngine reports.

NASDAQ NATR opened at $9.42 on Monday. Nature’s Sunshine Products has a 1-year low of $6.12 and a 1-year high of $11.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $179.21 million, a PE ratio of 188.80 and a beta of 1.04.

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 7th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter. Nature’s Sunshine Products had a negative net margin of 0.23% and a positive return on equity of 0.69%. The company had revenue of $97.37 million during the quarter.



In other Nature’s Sunshine Products news, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap purchased 5,834 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 12th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $9.52 per share, with a total value of $55,539.68. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Kristine F. Hughes sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.41, for a total value of $28,230.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 36,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $339,653.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 9,000 shares of company stock valued at $75,900 in the last ninety days. 20.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 4.9% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 78,822 shares of the company’s stock valued at $642,000 after purchasing an additional 3,648 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 3.9% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 496,287 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,044,000 after purchasing an additional 18,413 shares during the last quarter. Nantahala Capital Management LLC raised its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 1.2% during the 4th quarter. Nantahala Capital Management LLC now owns 583,510 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,756,000 after purchasing an additional 6,703 shares during the last quarter. Wynnefield Capital Inc. raised its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 0.4% during the 4th quarter. Wynnefield Capital Inc. now owns 2,211,875 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,027,000 after purchasing an additional 9,421 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 1.7% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 498,409 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,061,000 after purchasing an additional 8,302 shares during the last quarter. 75.45% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Nature’s Sunshine Products Company Profile

Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the manufacture and direct sale of nutritional and personal care products worldwide. It operates through four segments: NSP Americas; NSP Russia, Central and Eastern Europe; Synergy WorldWide; and China and New Markets.

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