Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY trimmed its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATR) by 27.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 999,100 shares of the company’s stock after selling 377,627 shares during the quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY owned 5.30% of Nature’s Sunshine Products worth $13,238,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of NATR. Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its holdings in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 5.8% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 11,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers grew its holdings in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 12.2% in the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 12,423 shares of the company’s stock valued at $165,000 after buying an additional 1,347 shares in the last quarter. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC acquired a new position in Nature’s Sunshine Products in the 2nd quarter valued at $315,000. Strs Ohio grew its holdings in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 6.1% in the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 38,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $506,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 38,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $507,000 after buying an additional 4,138 shares in the last quarter. 74.78% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Separately, ValuEngine lowered Nature’s Sunshine Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th.

In other news, Director Kristine F. Hughes sold 2,000 shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.16, for a total value of $26,320.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 36,095 shares in the company, valued at $475,010.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 6,000 shares of company stock valued at $67,280. 20.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ NATR) traded down 0.249% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $10.025. The stock had a trading volume of 3,935 shares. The company’s market cap is $189.39 million. Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. has a 12 month low of $8.40 and a 12 month high of $16.45. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $11.03 and its 200 day moving average is $11.20.

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $81.34 million during the quarter. Nature’s Sunshine Products had a negative net margin of 0.16% and a negative return on equity of 0.39%. Equities analysts anticipate that Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. will post $0.80 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Nature’s Sunshine Products Profile

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc (NSP), together with its subsidiaries, is a natural health and wellness company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and direct selling of nutritional and personal care products. The Company has four business segments that are divided based on the various characteristics of their distributor bases, selling and distributor compensation plans, and product formulations, as well as the internal organization and business operations.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nature`s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR)

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