The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) CEO Irwin D. Simon acquired 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $61.49 per share, with a total value of $92,235.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,703,614 shares in the company, valued at $104,755,224.86. 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 $0.10 on Wednesday, reaching $41.18. 1,360,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,120,000. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. has a one year low of $31.01 and a one year high of $45.61. The company has a market cap of $4,300.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a quick ratio of 1.22, a current ratio of 2.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

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

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HAIN. Point72 Asset Management L.P. raised its holdings in shares of The Hain Celestial Group by 104.2% in the 3rd quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 1,752,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $72,115,000 after purchasing an additional 894,300 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio bought a new stake in shares of The Hain Celestial Group in the 3rd quarter valued at about $32,144,000. Black Creek Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of The Hain Celestial Group in the 2nd quarter valued at about $30,283,000. Eagle Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of The Hain Celestial Group in the 3rd quarter valued at about $32,091,000. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its holdings in shares of The Hain Celestial Group by 33.3% in the 2nd quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 2,000,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $77,640,000 after purchasing an additional 500,000 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.57% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have commented on HAIN. Loop Capital began coverage on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Monday, July 31st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $46.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub raised shares of The Hain Celestial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $45.00 price objective on shares of The Hain Celestial Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. UBS AG cut shares of The Hain Celestial Group from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a report on Friday, October 6th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $45.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.31.

About The Hain Celestial Group

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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