Systematic Financial Management LP increased its position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) by 94.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 217,345 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 105,855 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP owned approximately 0.91% of Vitamin Shoppe worth $1,163,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its holdings in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,242 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $108,000 after purchasing an additional 192 shares during the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its holdings in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 18.1% in the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 9,410 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 1,440 shares during the last quarter. Wolverine Trading LLC purchased a new position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe in the 2nd quarter valued at $131,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 17,041.4% in the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 11,999 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $140,000 after acquiring an additional 11,929 shares during the period. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 12,460 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $145,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the period. 90.50% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE VSI) traded up $0.25 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $3.85. 316,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 520,066. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 2.07 and a quick ratio of 0.32. Vitamin Shoppe Inc has a twelve month low of $2.95 and a twelve month high of $26.25. The company has a market cap of $92.31, a P/E ratio of 4.14 and a beta of 0.69.
Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.20). Vitamin Shoppe had a positive return on equity of 6.17% and a negative net margin of 20.27%. The business had revenue of $288.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $297.61 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.50 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Vitamin Shoppe Inc will post 0.34 EPS for the current year.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on VSI shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Bank of America reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a $5.00 target price (down previously from $5.50) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $7.50 target price (down from $8.00) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Barclays reduced their target price on shares of Vitamin Shoppe from $6.00 to $3.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.00.
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About Vitamin Shoppe
Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (VSI) is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The Company operates through three segments: retail, direct and manufacturing. The retail segment includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats.
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