Shares of The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-four brokerages that are currently covering the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have issued a hold recommendation and ten have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $45.91.

HAIN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The Hain Celestial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a report on Thursday, June 9th. TheStreet upgraded The Hain Celestial Group to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 26th. Jefferies Group decreased their target price on The Hain Celestial Group from $57.00 to $50.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Finally, Wunderlich reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a report on Tuesday, August 16th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. EagleClaw Capital Managment LLC increased its position in shares of The Hain Celestial Group by 14.2% in the first quarter. EagleClaw Capital Managment LLC now owns 10,075 shares of the company’s stock worth $412,000 after buying an additional 1,250 shares during the last quarter. Ngam Advisors L.P. boosted its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 36.0% in the first quarter. Ngam Advisors L.P. now owns 41,786 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,709,000 after buying an additional 11,057 shares during the last quarter. Dynamic Advisors Solutions LLC boosted its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 2.4% in the first quarter. Dynamic Advisors Solutions LLC now owns 12,117 shares of the company’s stock valued at $496,000 after buying an additional 280 shares during the last quarter. BTC Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 1.4% in the first quarter. BTC Capital Management Inc. now owns 97,315 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,985,000 after buying an additional 1,317 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Aperio Group LLC boosted its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 89.5% in the first quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 41,285 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,689,000 after buying an additional 19,493 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 83.78% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) traded down 0.94% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $34.82. 883,235 shares of the company traded hands. The Hain Celestial Group has a 52-week low of $33.12 and a 52-week high of $57.94. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $41.78 and its 200-day moving average price is $45.07. The company has a market capitalization of $3.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.43 and a beta of 0.89.

The Hain Celestial Group Company Profile

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc manufactures, markets, distributes and sells organic and natural products under brand names, which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company operates in five segments: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and Hain Pure Protein. The Company’s brands include Almond Dream, Arrowhead Mills, BluePrint, Celestial Seasonings, Cully & Sully, Danival, DeBoles, Earth’s Best, Ella’s Kitchen, Europe’s Best, Farmhouse Fare, Frank Cooper’s, Gale’s, Garden of Eatin’, GG UniqueFiber, Hartley’s, Health Valley, Imagine, Johnson’s Juice Co, Lima, Linda McCartney, MaraNatha, New Covent Garden Soup Co, Rice Dream, Robertson’s, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, Sensible Portions, Spectrum, Spectrum Essentials and Soy Dream, among others.

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