Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $5.68 and last traded at $5.65, with a volume of 268,087 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $5.75.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on VSI shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Morgan Stanley raised Vitamin Shoppe from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Gabelli cut Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $13.00 target price (down from $24.00) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a report on Sunday, May 14th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.38.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $9.29 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.97. The firm’s market capitalization is $128.89 million.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The specialty retailer reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $304.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $314.74 million. Vitamin Shoppe had a negative return on equity of 168.03% and a negative net margin of 51.31%. Vitamin Shoppe’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.55 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Vitamin Shoppe Inc will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Arizona State Retirement System boosted 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. Texas Permanent School Fund boosted its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 0.8% in the second quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 17,389 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 2.1% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,242 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 192 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted 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. Finally, Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 3.5% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 14,040 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $164,000 after buying an additional 470 shares during the last quarter.

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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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