Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky maintained its position in Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE:VSI) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 9,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky’s holdings in Vitamin Shoppe were worth $183,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 7.0% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 5,569 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 366 shares during the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Vitamin Shoppe during the first quarter worth approximately $208,000. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 0.8% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 12,360 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $249,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP raised its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 15.3% in the first quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP now owns 14,415 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $290,000 after buying an additional 1,909 shares during the last quarter. Finally, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd bought a new position in Vitamin Shoppe during the first quarter worth approximately $308,000.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE VSI) traded up 3.33% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $6.20. The company had a trading volume of 1,290,784 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $10.47 and a 200-day moving average price of $15.91. The company’s market capitalization is $144.03 million. Vitamin Shoppe, Inc has a 52 week low of $5.75 and a 52 week high of $28.56.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The specialty retailer reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $304.84 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $314.74 million. Vitamin Shoppe had a negative net margin of 11.98% and a positive return on equity of 8.33%. Vitamin Shoppe’s revenue was down 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Vitamin Shoppe, Inc will post $0.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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VSI has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. TheStreet lowered Vitamin Shoppe from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Wednesday. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $13.00 price target (down from $24.00) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a report on Sunday, May 14th. Morgan Stanley raised Vitamin Shoppe from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vitamin Shoppe from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.71.

Vitamin Shoppe Company Profile

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, direct and manufacturing. The retail segment includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI)

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