Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $52.78 and last traded at $52.48, with a volume of 291,681 shares. The stock had previously closed at $51.96.

NUS has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price (up from $38.00) on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price (up from $40.00) on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their target price on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from $30.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. They set a “hold” rating and a $41.00 target price on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.22.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $46.15 and its 200 day moving average is $38.26. The firm has a market cap of $2.93 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.40.

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $471.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $465.08 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.60 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. will post $2.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. ARGI Investment Services LLC increased its position in Nu Skin Enterprises by 7.4% in the fourth quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC now owns 30,436 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,153,000 after buying an additional 2,103 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in Nu Skin Enterprises by 10.7% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 158,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,002,000 after buying an additional 15,300 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in Nu Skin Enterprises by 45.5% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 59,909 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,270,000 after buying an additional 18,734 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners increased its position in Nu Skin Enterprises by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 482,826 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,294,000 after buying an additional 21,613 shares in the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in Nu Skin Enterprises by 11.2% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 241,115 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,136,000 after buying an additional 24,212 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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