Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (VSI) Shares Sold by California Public Employees Retirement System
California Public Employees Retirement System decreased its stake in Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (NYSE:VSI) by 8.8% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 57,900 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,600 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.24% of Vitamin Shoppe worth $1,770,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 932.1% in the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 7,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $226,000 after buying an additional 6,683 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 95.2% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,461 shares of the company’s stock worth $259,000 after buying an additional 4,126 shares during the period. Capital Fund Management S.A. purchased a new stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe during the second quarter worth approximately $339,000. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe during the second quarter worth approximately $355,000. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe during the second quarter worth approximately $425,000.
Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (NYSE:VSI) traded up 0.69% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $27.80. 486,291 shares of the company were exchanged. Vitamin Shoppe Inc. has a 1-year low of $26.02 and a 1-year high of $34.41. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $27.10 and a 200 day moving average of $29.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $655.64 million, a PE ratio of 16.29 and a beta of 0.55.
Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.04. The business earned $332.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $331.58 million. Vitamin Shoppe had a return on equity of 11.53% and a net margin of 3.56%. Vitamin Shoppe’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.57 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Vitamin Shoppe Inc. will post $2.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of brokerages have commented on VSI. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $39.00 price target on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Barclays PLC began coverage on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Thursday, September 22nd. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $29.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.27.
About Vitamin Shoppe
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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