Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.24 Per Share

Analysts forecast that Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) will report earnings of ($0.24) per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Vitamin Shoppe’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.04) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.35). Vitamin Shoppe reported earnings of $0.36 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 166.7%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Vitamin Shoppe will report full year earnings of $0.34 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.22 to $0.52. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $0.31 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.20 to $0.60. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Vitamin Shoppe.

A number of brokerages recently commented on VSI. Barclays dropped their price target on Vitamin Shoppe from $6.00 to $3.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine lowered Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Vitamin Shoppe from $7.50 to $4.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Vitamin Shoppe from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, January 21st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.00.

In other news, major shareholder Shah Capital Management acquired 300,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $3.83 per share, with a total value of $1,149,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Vintage Capital Management Llc acquired 133,804 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $4.28 per share, with a total value of $572,681.12. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 1,000,639 shares of company stock valued at $4,387,647 in the last three months. Insiders own 1.07% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe during the third quarter valued at $101,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 122.8% during the fourth quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 31,320 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $138,000 after acquiring an additional 17,260 shares in the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 17,041.4% during the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 11,999 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $140,000 after acquiring an additional 11,929 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd increased its holdings in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 72.7% during the second quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 17,761 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $207,000 after acquiring an additional 7,478 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe during the third quarter valued at $243,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.96% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) opened at $3.75 on Monday. Vitamin Shoppe has a 52 week low of $2.95 and a 52 week high of $23.25. The company has a market capitalization of $89.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.35 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a quick ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 2.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.

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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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