National Vision’s (NASDAQ:EYE) quiet period will end on Tuesday, December 5th. National Vision had issued 15,800,000 shares in its public offering on October 26th. The total size of the offering was $347,600,000 based on an initial share price of $22.00. During the company’s quiet period, insiders and any underwriters involved in the IPO are prevented from issuing any research reports or earnings estimates for the company because of SEC regulations. Following the expiration of the company’s quiet period, the brokerages that served as underwriters will likely initiate research coverage on the company.

Several research firms have recently commented on EYE. Wells Fargo & Company began coverage on shares of National Vision in a research report on Monday, November 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $34.00 price target for the company. Guggenheim began coverage on shares of National Vision in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of National Vision in a research report on Monday, November 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $36.00 price target for the company. Citigroup began coverage on shares of National Vision in a research report on Monday, November 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price target for the company. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of National Vision in a research report on Monday, November 20th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $30.00 price target for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.67.

National Vision (NASDAQ EYE) opened at $31.80 on Thursday. National Vision has a 12-month low of $27.19 and a 12-month high of $32.89.

In related news, COO Raymond J. Mcallister acquired 11,200 shares of National Vision stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $22.00 per share, with a total value of $246,400.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Patrick R. Moore acquired 4,500 shares of National Vision stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $22.00 per share, with a total value of $99,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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