Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS)’s share price was up 2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $52.45 and last traded at $50.90, with a volume of 691,562 shares. The stock had previously closed at $49.91.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on NUS shares. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target (up previously from $38.00) on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised Nu Skin Enterprises from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, April 14th. Pivotal Research raised their price objective on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $41.00 price objective on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises in a research report on Friday, June 17th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from $30.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $44.72.

The company has a market capitalization of $2.86 billion and a P/E ratio of 29.66. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $44.38 and its 200-day moving average price is $37.63.

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by $0.05. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.60 EPS. The business had revenue of $471.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $465.08 million. Nu Skin Enterprises’s quarterly revenue was down 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. will post $2.76 earnings per share for the current year.

Several large investors have made changes to their positions in NUS. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 140.1% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,303,594 shares of the company’s stock worth $49,393,000 after buying an additional 760,755 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises during the fourth quarter worth $3,773,000. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 826.4% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 106,790 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,047,000 after buying an additional 95,263 shares in the last quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises during the fourth quarter worth $1,564,000. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its stake in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 427.7% in the fourth quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 41,159 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,560,000 after buying an additional 33,359 shares in the last quarter.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc is a direct selling company that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, and a range of other products and services. The Company offers anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under its Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. The Nu Skin brand offers a range of products, including ageLOC Spa systems, ageLOC Transformation anti-aging skin care system and ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra anti-aging skin care serum.

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