American Century Companies Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Natural Health Trends Co. (NASDAQ:NHTC) by 4.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 92,277 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,818 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. owned approximately 0.81% of Natural Health Trends worth $1,402,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in NHTC. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in Natural Health Trends by 0.6% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 26,348 shares of the company’s stock worth $734,000 after buying an additional 152 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in Natural Health Trends by 1.0% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 22,504 shares of the company’s stock worth $627,000 after buying an additional 220 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in Natural Health Trends by 0.9% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 575,973 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,040,000 after buying an additional 5,050 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in Natural Health Trends by 8.8% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 70,031 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,950,000 after buying an additional 5,663 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada grew its stake in Natural Health Trends by 743.5% during the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 10,173 shares of the company’s stock worth $284,000 after buying an additional 8,967 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 30.82% of the company’s stock.
Natural Health Trends stock traded down $0.10 on Thursday, hitting $19.05. 36,735 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 126,817. Natural Health Trends Co. has a one year low of $14.15 and a one year high of $30.25. The firm has a market cap of $212.77, a P/E ratio of 9.11 and a beta of 1.68.
Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter. Natural Health Trends had a net margin of 11.93% and a return on equity of 38.49%. The company had revenue of $46.09 million for the quarter.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 27th were paid a $0.13 dividend. This is an increase from Natural Health Trends’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, February 26th. Natural Health Trends’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.88%.
Separately, TheStreet downgraded shares of Natural Health Trends from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th.
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Natural Health Trends Profile
Natural Health Trends Corp., a direct-selling and e-commerce company, provides personal care, wellness, and lifestyle products under the NHT Global brand in North America, Greater China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Europe, Russia, and Kazakhstan. Its wellness products include liquid, encapsulated, tableted, and powder dietary and nutritional supplements, as well as vitamins and minerals; and herbal products comprise herbal supplements.
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