Legal & General Group Plc lifted its position in Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE:VSI) by 9.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 44,555 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,789 shares during the quarter. Legal & General Group Plc owned about 0.19% of Vitamin Shoppe worth $518,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Arizona State Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund increased its holdings in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 145 shares during the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 366 shares during the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its holdings in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 470 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its holdings in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 1.5% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 37,070 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $747,000 after purchasing an additional 560 shares during the last quarter. 96.86% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Vitamin Shoppe news, Director John D. Bowlin purchased 40,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The stock was bought at an average price of $5.50 per share, with a total value of $220,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 56,028 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $308,154. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 1.07% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on VSI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Vitamin Shoppe from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC dropped their price target on Vitamin Shoppe from $13.00 to $6.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 price target (down previously from $14.00) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $6.00 price target (down previously from $13.00) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.92.

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Shares of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE:VSI) opened at 5.30 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $122.17 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.10 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $5.43 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.56. Vitamin Shoppe, Inc has a one year low of $4.95 and a one year high of $28.41.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The specialty retailer reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.16). Vitamin Shoppe had a negative net margin of 11.98% and a positive return on equity of 8.33%. The business had revenue of $304.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $314.74 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.55 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Vitamin Shoppe, Inc will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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.

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

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