Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (VSI) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE:VSI) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have issued a hold rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $12.57.

Several analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Bank of America Corporation reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a $5.00 price objective (down from $5.50) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. TheStreet downgraded Vitamin Shoppe from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $8.00 price target on Vitamin Shoppe and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th.

Shares of Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE VSI) traded down 4.67% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $5.10. The company had a trading volume of 649,051 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is $118.44 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $8.11 and its 200-day moving average is $14.02. Vitamin Shoppe has a 12-month low of $4.95 and a 12-month high of $28.41.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The specialty retailer reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $304.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $314.74 million. Vitamin Shoppe had a positive return on equity of 8.33% and a negative net margin of 11.98%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.55 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Vitamin Shoppe will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other Vitamin Shoppe news, Director John D. Bowlin purchased 40,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $5.50 per share, with a total value of $220,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 56,028 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $308,154. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.07% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Comerica Bank grew its holdings in Vitamin Shoppe by 37.8% during the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 35,339 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $689,000 after purchasing an additional 9,685 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC bought a new position in Vitamin Shoppe during the second quarter valued at $402,000. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Vitamin Shoppe by 4.7% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 63,691 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,283,000 after purchasing an additional 2,887 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP bought a new position in Vitamin Shoppe during the first quarter valued at $549,000. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its holdings in Vitamin Shoppe by 3.7% during the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 181,564 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,659,000 after purchasing an additional 6,408 shares during the period. 96.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Vitamin Shoppe

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (VSI) is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The Company operates through three segments: retail, direct and manufacturing. The retail segment includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats.

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