Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) shares traded down 1.7% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $51.05 and last traded at $51.43, with a volume of 712,008 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $52.32.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hain Celestial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Thursday, June 9th. Vetr lowered shares of Hain Celestial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $51.50 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, June 2nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Hain Celestial Group to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Sunday, May 22nd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $53.11.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $49.51 and its 200-day moving average is $42.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.28 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.56.

Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49. The firm earned $750 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $733.17 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.45 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Hain Celestial Group Inc will post $2.03 earnings per share for the current year.

Other large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. South Dakota Investment Council purchased a new stake in shares of Hain Celestial Group during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,632,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Hain Celestial Group by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,046,356 shares of the company’s stock valued at $284,602,000 after buying an additional 138,498 shares during the last quarter. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Hain Celestial Group by 36.1% in the fourth quarter. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. now owns 49,530 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,001,000 after buying an additional 13,150 shares during the last quarter. Tricadia Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Hain Celestial Group during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $15,146,000. Finally, Gabelli Funds LLC increased its stake in shares of Hain Celestial Group by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 569,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,010,000 after buying an additional 26,500 shares during the last quarter.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc manufactures, markets, distributes and sells organic and natural products under brand names, which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company operates in five segments: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and Hain Pure Protein. The Company’s brands include Almond Dream, Arrowhead Mills, BluePrint, Celestial Seasonings, Cully & Sully, Danival, DeBoles, Earth’s Best, Ella’s Kitchen, Europe’s Best, Farmhouse Fare, Frank Cooper’s, Gale’s, Garden of Eatin’, GG UniqueFiber, Hartley’s, Health Valley, Imagine, Johnson’s Juice Co, Lima, Linda McCartney, MaraNatha, New Covent Garden Soup Co, Rice Dream, Robertson’s, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, Sensible Portions, Spectrum, Spectrum Essentials and Soy Dream, among others.

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