BlackRock Inc. trimmed its position in Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 486,624 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,230 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned about 2.55% of Nature’s Sunshine Products worth $4,549,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Separately, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 3.5% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 426,650 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,693,000 after purchasing an additional 14,293 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.05% of the company’s stock.
Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Nature’s Sunshine Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday.
In related news, Director Kristine F. Hughes sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.67, for a total transaction of $26,010.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 36,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $312,943.65. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 20.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Shares of NASDAQ:NATR opened at $9.19 on Friday. Nature’s Sunshine Products has a 52-week low of $7.55 and a 52-week high of $13.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.81.
Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $91.27 million for the quarter. Nature’s Sunshine Products had a negative return on equity of 11.51% and a negative net margin of 4.03%.
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Nature’s Sunshine Products Profile
Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the manufacture and direct sale of nutritional and personal care products worldwide. It operates through four segments: NSP Americas; NSP Russia, Central and Eastern Europe; Synergy WorldWide; and China and New Markets.
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