Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (NYSE:VSI) shares traded up 3% on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $28.25 and last traded at $27.79, with a volume of 312,157 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $26.97.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Macquarie reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Sterne Agee CRT reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Vitamin Shoppe presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.82.

The stock has a market cap of $656.81 million and a PE ratio of 16.32. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $28.84 and a 200 day moving average of $29.56.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $332.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $331.58 million. The business’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.57 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Vitamin Shoppe Inc. will post $2.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Vitamin Shoppe stock. Employees Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (NYSE:VSI) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 39,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,275,000. Employees Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.14% of Vitamin Shoppe as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (VSI) is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The Company operates through three segments: retail, which includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats; direct, which sells its products directly to consumers through the Internet, primarily at www.vitaminshoppe.com, and manufacturing, which provides custom manufacturing and private labeling of vitamin, mineral and supplement (VMS) products.

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