The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) Director Richard Dean Hollis acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was bought at an average price of $35.27 per share, with a total value of $352,700.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $352,700. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ HAIN) traded up $1.27 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $35.68. 1,868,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,701,853. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $31.01 and a 52 week high of $45.61. The stock has a market cap of $3,720.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a current ratio of 2.50.

The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by ($0.01). The Hain Celestial Group had a return on equity of 8.03% and a net margin of 2.73%. The company had revenue of $708.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $697.39 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.14 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. will post 1.67 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HAIN. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 8.7% in the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 109,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,066,000 after purchasing an additional 8,734 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 5.6% in the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 353,169 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,138,000 after purchasing an additional 18,603 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC grew its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 543.9% in the 1st quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 85,599 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,184,000 after purchasing an additional 72,306 shares during the period. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL bought a new stake in The Hain Celestial Group in the 1st quarter worth approximately $201,000. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in The Hain Celestial Group by 0.6% in the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 49,254 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,832,000 after purchasing an additional 275 shares during the period. 89.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several brokerages have commented on HAIN. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a report on Friday. Loop Capital lowered their target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group to $38.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of The Hain Celestial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of The Hain Celestial Group from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The Hain Celestial Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.29.

The Hain Celestial Group Company Profile

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc is an organic and natural products company. The Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, market, distribute and sell organic and natural products under brand names which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company’s segments include United States, United Kingdom, Hain Pure Protein and Rest of World.

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