Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) by 29.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 22,000 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd.’s holdings in Hain Celestial Group were worth $932,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in HAIN. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Hain Celestial Group by 16.7% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 412,233 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,003,000 after buying an additional 59,064 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its position in Hain Celestial Group by 3.1% during the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 63,420 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,462,000 after buying an additional 1,907 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in Hain Celestial Group by 13.2% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 123,735 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,803,000 after buying an additional 14,435 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in Hain Celestial Group by 25.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 734,916 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,531,000 after buying an additional 150,547 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its position in Hain Celestial Group by 46.4% during the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 252,782 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,813,000 after buying an additional 80,065 shares in the last quarter. 89.99% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on HAIN shares. BMO Capital Markets lowered Hain Celestial Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $48.00 to $44.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. TheStreet lowered Hain Celestial Group from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Hain Celestial Group in a report on Friday, November 17th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hain Celestial Group has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.31.

Shares of Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) traded down $0.54 on Friday, hitting $39.47. The stock had a trading volume of 635,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 848,467. Hain Celestial Group Inc has a 1 year low of $31.01 and a 1 year high of $45.61. The company has a quick ratio of 1.22, a current ratio of 2.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,152.71, a P/E ratio of 52.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 1.25.

Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by ($0.01). Hain Celestial Group had a return on equity of 8.03% and a net margin of 2.73%. The company had revenue of $708.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $697.39 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.14 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Hain Celestial Group Inc will post 1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Hain Celestial Group news, CEO Irwin D. Simon purchased 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of $34.14 per share, for a total transaction of $1,707,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,695,014 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $57,867,777.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Richard Dean Hollis purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $35.27 per share, for a total transaction of $352,700.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $352,700. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 68,500 shares of company stock worth $2,352,730 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 12.34% of the company’s stock.

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Hain Celestial Group Profile

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc is an organic and natural products company. The Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, market, distribute and sell organic and natural products under brand names which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company’s segments include United States, United Kingdom, Hain Pure Protein and Rest of World.

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