Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, Morningstar.com reports. Nature’s Sunshine Products had a net margin of 0.82% and a return on equity of 4.86%. The firm had revenue of $90.72 million for the quarter.

Shares of NATR traded down $0.39 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $8.80. The stock had a trading volume of 22,507 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,813. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $8.97. Nature’s Sunshine Products has a one year low of $6.12 and a one year high of $10.73. The stock has a market cap of $177.12 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.65 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.66.

In other news, major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap acquired 10,933 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $9.04 per share, with a total value of $98,834.32. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. In the last three months, insiders bought 30,650 shares of company stock valued at $285,028. Insiders own 20.30% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in NATR. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products in the 1st quarter valued at about $124,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 8.9% during the 2nd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 17,129 shares of the company’s stock worth $158,000 after buying an additional 1,401 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 14.8% during the 2nd quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 23,543 shares of the company’s stock worth $219,000 after buying an additional 3,034 shares during the period. Panagora Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 18.8% during the 2nd quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 49,473 shares of the company’s stock worth $460,000 after buying an additional 7,823 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 4.9% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 78,822 shares of the company’s stock worth $642,000 after buying an additional 3,648 shares during the period. 75.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on NATR shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 2nd.

About Nature’s Sunshine Products

Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc, a natural health and wellness company, primarily engages in the manufacture and sale of nutritional and personal care products worldwide. It operates through four segments: NSP Americas; NSP Russia; Central and Eastern Europe; and NSP China. The company offers general health products related to blood sugar support, bone health, cellular health, cognitive function, joint health, mood, sexual health, sleep, sports and energy, and vision.

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