Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI) Major Shareholder Vintage Capital Management Llc Purchases 234,343 Shares

Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) major shareholder Vintage Capital Management Llc acquired 234,343 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Saturday, December 29th. The stock was bought at an average price of $4.36 per share, for a total transaction of $1,021,735.48. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Vintage Capital Management Llc also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, January 2nd, Vintage Capital Management Llc acquired 133,804 shares of Vitamin Shoppe stock. The stock was bought at an average price of $4.28 per share, for a total transaction of $572,681.12.

Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE VSI) traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $4.30. 506,856 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 534,078. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 2.07 and a quick ratio of 0.32. Vitamin Shoppe Inc has a fifty-two week low of $2.95 and a fifty-two week high of $24.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $105.50, a P/E ratio of -0.41 and a beta of 0.68.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.20). Vitamin Shoppe had a negative net margin of 20.27% and a positive return on equity of 6.17%. The business had revenue of $288.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $297.61 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Vitamin Shoppe Inc will post 0.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 71.4% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 140,727 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $753,000 after acquiring an additional 58,627 shares in the last quarter. KBC Group NV grew its stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 46.7% in the third quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 107,786 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $577,000 after acquiring an additional 34,301 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 23.5% in the third quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 323,786 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,733,000 after acquiring an additional 61,663 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe in the third quarter valued at about $243,000. Finally, GMT Capital Corp acquired a new position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe in the third quarter valued at about $3,423,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.35% of the company’s stock.

VSI has been the topic of several research reports. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $7.50 price objective (down from $8.00) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a report on Monday, October 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Barclays decreased their price objective on shares of Vitamin Shoppe from $6.00 to $3.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.00.

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Vitamin Shoppe Company Profile

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (VSI) is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The Company operates through three segments: retail, direct and manufacturing. The retail segment includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats.

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