Fosun International Ltd maintained its stake in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATR) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,854,607 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Nature’s Sunshine Products makes up 4.7% of Fosun International Ltd’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest holding. Fosun International Ltd owned 15.13% of Nature’s Sunshine Products worth $37,824,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of NATR. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 5.8% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 11,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $146,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 12.2% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 12,423 shares of the company’s stock worth $165,000 after buying an additional 1,347 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 0.8% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 18,617 shares of the company’s stock worth $247,000 after buying an additional 154 shares during the period. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC acquired a new stake in Nature’s Sunshine Products in the second quarter worth $315,000. Finally, Strs Ohio increased its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 6.1% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 38,200 shares of the company’s stock worth $506,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the period. 74.78% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATR) traded up 6.06% on Friday, hitting $10.50. The stock had a trading volume of 86,252 shares. Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. has a 1-year low of $8.40 and a 1-year high of $16.45. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $10.68 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.15. The firm’s market cap is $198.37 million.

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

In other Nature’s Sunshine Products 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 owns 36,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $475,010.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders have sold a total of 6,000 shares of company stock valued at $67,280 in the last 90 days. 20.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Separately, ValuEngine lowered Nature’s Sunshine Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd.

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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.

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

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