Nature’s Sunshine Products (NATR) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

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

NATR stock opened at $9.42 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $179.21 million, a P/E ratio of 188.80 and a beta of 1.04. Nature’s Sunshine Products has a 12-month low of $6.12 and a 12-month high of $11.00.

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

In other news, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap purchased 5,834 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $9.52 per share, with a total value of $55,539.68. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Kristine F. Hughes sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction 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 in the company, valued at $339,653.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 9,000 shares of company stock worth $75,900 over the last ninety days. 20.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wynnefield Capital Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of 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 buying an additional 9,421 shares during the period. Nantahala Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of 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 buying an additional 6,703 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of 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 buying an additional 8,302 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of 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 buying an additional 18,413 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 6.2% during the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 452,701 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,961,000 after buying an additional 26,573 shares during the period. 75.45% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Nature’s Sunshine Products

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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