117,840 Shares in Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI) Acquired by Engineers Gate Manager LP

Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 117,840 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $1,178,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP owned 0.49% of Vitamin Shoppe at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in Vitamin Shoppe by 5.0% in the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 282,758 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,230,000 after buying an additional 13,338 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Vitamin Shoppe by 10.4% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,675,437 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,288,000 after buying an additional 158,123 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new position in Vitamin Shoppe in the first quarter worth approximately $1,628,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Vitamin Shoppe in the second quarter worth approximately $129,000. Finally, AJ Wealth Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Vitamin Shoppe in the second quarter worth approximately $266,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.24% of the company’s stock.

In other Vitamin Shoppe news, CEO Sharon M. Leite acquired 5,500 shares of Vitamin Shoppe stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 31st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $12.64 per share, with a total value of $69,520.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 5,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $69,520. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 18.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Vitamin Shoppe stock opened at $6.74 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $188.57 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.28 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 1.96 and a quick ratio of 0.32. Vitamin Shoppe Inc has a 12-month low of $3.45 and a 12-month high of $13.95.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The specialty retailer reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $276.64 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $278.79 million. Vitamin Shoppe had a positive return on equity of 2.42% and a negative net margin of 8.76%. As a group, equities analysts predict that Vitamin Shoppe Inc will post 0.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vitamin Shoppe from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Barclays downgraded Vitamin Shoppe from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, September 7th. Finally, Morgan Stanley started coverage on Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Monday, September 17th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $14.00 target price for the company.

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About Vitamin Shoppe

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a omni-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Retail and Manufacturing. The company provides custom manufacturing and private labeling services for vitamin, mineral, and supplement products, as well as develops and markets own branded products.

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