National Vision Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:EYE) SVP Chris Beasley sold 6,219 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.97, for a total value of $242,354.43. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.
Shares of National Vision traded down $0.89, reaching $37.97, on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. 5,506 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 337,764. National Vision Holdings Inc has a 52 week low of $27.19 and a 52 week high of $43.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.92 billion and a P/E ratio of 73.02. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79.
National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 15th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $408.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $405.97 million. The company’s revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that National Vision Holdings Inc will post 0.64 EPS for the current year.
EYE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co set a $45.00 target price on National Vision and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Guggenheim restated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of National Vision in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded National Vision from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. National Vision presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.29.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its holdings in shares of National Vision by 390.2% during the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 22,249 shares of the company’s stock worth $719,000 after purchasing an additional 17,710 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its holdings in shares of National Vision by 69.8% during the first quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 10,892 shares of the company’s stock worth $352,000 after purchasing an additional 4,479 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of National Vision during the first quarter worth about $3,231,000. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of National Vision by 60.5% during the first quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 46,461 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,501,000 after purchasing an additional 17,519 shares during the period. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in shares of National Vision by 225.9% during the first quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 9,490 shares of the company’s stock worth $307,000 after purchasing an additional 6,578 shares during the period. 98.58% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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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