Bessemer Group Inc. Acquires New Stake in Natural Health Trends Corp. (NHTC)

Bessemer Group Inc. bought a new stake in Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTC) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm bought 22,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $412,000. Bessemer Group Inc. owned about 0.20% of Natural Health Trends at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. AQR Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Natural Health Trends by 18.4% in the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 108,780 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,533,000 after buying an additional 16,942 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in Natural Health Trends by 10.6% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 406,881 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,472,000 after purchasing an additional 38,861 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in Natural Health Trends by 4.4% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 83,265 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,938,000 after purchasing an additional 3,491 shares during the period. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. boosted its stake in Natural Health Trends by 113.5% during the 4th quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 33,728 shares of the company’s stock worth $624,000 after purchasing an additional 17,928 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Natural Health Trends by 10.6% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 406,881 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,472,000 after purchasing an additional 38,861 shares during the period. 36.54% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of Natural Health Trends from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 23rd.

Shares of NASDAQ:NHTC opened at $12.98 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $146.23 million, a P/E ratio of 4.77 and a beta of 1.46. Natural Health Trends Corp. has a 1-year low of $11.85 and a 1-year high of $27.23.

Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $41.59 million during the quarter. Natural Health Trends had a net margin of 16.17% and a return on equity of 34.15%.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 5th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.40%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 4th.

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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. The company's 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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