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Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap bought 15,800 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 19th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $15.55 per share, for a total transaction of $245,690.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Separately, analysts at Singular Research initiated coverage on shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) traded down 1.35% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $16.12. The stock had a trading volume of 2,593 shares. Nature’s Sunshine Products has a 52-week low of $12.91 and a 52-week high of $19.92. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.04 and its 200-day moving average is $14.99. The company has a market cap of $261.2 million and a P/E ratio of 13.82.

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.07. Analysts expect that Nature’s Sunshine Products will post $1.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, August 29th. Investors of record on Monday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 14th.

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc along with its subsidiaries, is a natural health and wellness company primarily engaged in the manufacturing and direct selling of nutritional and personal care products.

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