The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 31,435,885 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 1,001% from the previous session’s volume of 2,855,030 shares.The stock last traded at $39.86 and had previously closed at $53.40.

HAIN has been the topic of several recent research reports. Wunderlich reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Tuesday. Maxim Group lowered shares of The Hain Celestial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. lowered their price target on shares of The Hain Celestial Group from $52.00 to $45.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on shares of The Hain Celestial Group from $49.00 to $43.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Jefferies Group lowered their price target on shares of The Hain Celestial Group from $57.00 to $50.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.28.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $51.21 and its 200-day moving average price is $44.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.07 billion and a PE ratio of 19.69.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 329,201 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,296,000 after buying an additional 10,254 shares during the last quarter. Airain ltd increased its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 49.3% in the fourth quarter. Airain ltd now owns 84,750 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,423,000 after buying an additional 27,973 shares during the last quarter. Autus Asset Management LLC increased its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 79.4% in the fourth quarter. Autus Asset Management LLC now owns 95,507 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,857,000 after buying an additional 42,256 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 15.3% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 644,688 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,039,000 after buying an additional 85,426 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in The 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.

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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