National Vision Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:EYE) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $35.50.

EYE has been the subject of several analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co set a $37.00 target price on National Vision and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Bank of America initiated coverage on National Vision in a report on Monday, November 20th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on National Vision in a report on Monday, November 20th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $36.00 target price for the company. Citigroup initiated coverage on National Vision in a report on Monday, November 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 target price for the company. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on National Vision in a report on Monday, November 20th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $30.00 target price for the company.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in EYE. American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in National Vision in the 4th quarter worth about $5,296,000. Axel Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in National Vision in the 4th quarter worth about $4,873,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in National Vision in the 4th quarter worth about $2,920,000. DSAM Partners London Ltd purchased a new stake in National Vision in the 4th quarter worth about $2,234,000. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in National Vision in the 4th quarter worth about $873,000. 0.93% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of National Vision (NASDAQ EYE) traded down $0.79 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $37.37. The company had a trading volume of 135,390 shares, compared to its average volume of 253,625. National Vision has a fifty-two week low of $27.19 and a fifty-two week high of $43.80. The company has a market capitalization of $2,850.00 and a PE ratio of -268.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.59, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.41.

National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.04. sell-side analysts expect that National Vision will post 0.61 EPS for the current year.

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National Vision Company Profile

National Vision Holdings, Inc is an optical retail company. The Company is focused on offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. The Company’s segments include owned & host segment and legacy segment. The owned & host segment includes two owned brands, America’s Best and Eyeglass World, and Vista Optical locations in Fred Meyer stores.

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