Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $60.67.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $50.00 price target on shares of Nu Skin Enterprises and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd.

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) remained flat at $$66.20 during trading on Monday. The stock had a trading volume of 340,305 shares, compared to its average volume of 672,139. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The company has a market capitalization of $3,460.00, a PE ratio of 23.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 1.56. Nu Skin Enterprises has a 12-month low of $46.35 and a 12-month high of $66.50.

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.76. The company had revenue of $563.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $562.70 million. Nu Skin Enterprises had a net margin of 6.97% and a return on equity of 22.38%. Nu Skin Enterprises’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.98 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Nu Skin Enterprises will post 3.23 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.18%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. Nu Skin Enterprises’s dividend payout ratio is 52.75%.

In other news, insider Joseph Y. Chang sold 13,497 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.06, for a total transaction of $837,623.82. Following the sale, the insider now owns 66,563 shares in the company, valued at $4,130,899.78. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Joseph Y. Chang sold 36,503 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.24, for a total transaction of $2,271,946.72. Following the sale, the insider now owns 66,563 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,142,881.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 73,207 shares of company stock valued at $4,585,949 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 5.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises by 0.4% in the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 7,249 shares of the company’s stock worth $456,000 after purchasing an additional 31 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises by 3.3% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 2,032 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Loudon Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises by 1.2% in the second quarter. Loudon Investment Management LLC now owns 8,675 shares of the company’s stock worth $545,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises by 2.3% in the second quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 4,989 shares of the company’s stock worth $314,000 after purchasing an additional 110 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Retirement Systems of Alabama boosted its holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises by 0.4% in the second quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 64,033 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,024,000 after purchasing an additional 237 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 79.32% of the company’s stock.

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Nu Skin Enterprises Company Profile

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc is a direct selling company that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, and a range of other products and services. The Company offers anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under its Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. The Nu Skin brand offers a range of products, including ageLOC Me customized skin care system, ageLOC Spa systems and ageLOC Transformation anti-aging skin care system.

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