Millennium Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) by 125.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 66,881 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 37,270 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC owned approximately 0.35% of Nature’s Sunshine Products worth $625,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wynnefield Capital Inc. lifted its holdings in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 0.4% during the second quarter. Wynnefield Capital Inc. now owns 2,202,454 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,593,000 after purchasing an additional 9,386 shares during the last quarter. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 4.3% during the second quarter. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc. now owns 702,872 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,572,000 after purchasing an additional 29,176 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 8.5% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 426,128 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,984,000 after purchasing an additional 33,428 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Nature’s Sunshine Products by 5.3% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 449,139 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,200,000 after purchasing an additional 22,489 shares during the last quarter. 76.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, Director Kristine F. Hughes sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.67, for a total value of $26,010.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 36,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $312,943.65. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 20.10% of the company’s stock.

Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday.

NASDAQ NATR opened at $9.19 on Friday. Nature’s Sunshine Products has a 52 week low of $7.55 and a 52 week high of $13.80. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06.

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter. Nature’s Sunshine Products had a negative net margin of 4.03% and a negative return on equity of 11.51%. The business had revenue of $91.27 million for the quarter.

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Nature’s Sunshine Products Profile

Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the manufacture and direct sale of nutritional and personal care products worldwide. It operates through four segments: NSP Americas; NSP Russia, Central and Eastern Europe; Synergy WorldWide; and China and New Markets.

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