Brokerages Anticipate Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NUS) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $561.32 Million

Wall Street brokerages expect that Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) will report $561.32 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Nu Skin Enterprises’ earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $555.54 million and the highest is $567.09 million. Nu Skin Enterprises posted sales of $499.10 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 12.5%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Nu Skin Enterprises will report full year sales of $561.32 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $2.46 billion to $2.47 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report sales of $2.53 billion per share. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Nu Skin Enterprises.

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Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The company reported $1.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $666.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $667.39 million. Nu Skin Enterprises had a return on equity of 25.23% and a net margin of 5.68%. The company’s revenue was up 25.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.79 earnings per share.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on NUS. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Nu Skin Enterprises from $75.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises in a research report on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine upgraded Nu Skin Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 target price (up from $70.00) on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nu Skin Enterprises from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 target price for the company in a research report on Saturday, December 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Nu Skin Enterprises has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $71.29.

In other news, CFO Mark H. Lawrence sold 724 shares of Nu Skin Enterprises stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.86, for a total transaction of $52,750.64. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 11,473 shares in the company, valued at approximately $835,922.78. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, General Counsel D Matthew Dorny sold 3,000 shares of Nu Skin Enterprises stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.69, for a total value of $218,070.00. Following the transaction, the general counsel now owns 44,399 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,227,363.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 214,702 shares of company stock valued at $14,863,554 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 5.20% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises during the 3rd quarter valued at about $455,000. Convergence Investment Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 14.2% during the 3rd quarter. Convergence Investment Partners LLC now owns 65,602 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,033,000 after purchasing an additional 8,134 shares in the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC bought a new position in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises during the 4th quarter valued at about $1,745,000. APG Asset Management N.V. lifted its holdings in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 159.2% during the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 402,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,870,000 after purchasing an additional 247,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 5.0% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,416,305 shares of the company’s stock valued at $87,443,000 after purchasing an additional 66,986 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.62% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) opened at $74.25 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The company has a market capitalization of $3,832.29, a PE ratio of 22.42, a P/E/G ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 1.43. Nu Skin Enterprises has a 12-month low of $52.19 and a 12-month high of $75.00.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th were given a dividend of $0.365 per share. This is a positive change from Nu Skin Enterprises’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.36. This represents a $1.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 23rd. Nu Skin Enterprises’s payout ratio is presently 61.60%.

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About Nu Skin Enterprises

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc is a direct selling company that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, and a range of other products and services. The Company offers anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under its Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. The Nu Skin brand offers a range of products, including ageLOC Me customized skin care system, ageLOC Spa systems and ageLOC Transformation anti-aging skin care system.

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