A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Natl Vision Hld (NASDAQ: EYE) recently:

  • 11/21/2017 – Natl Vision Hld is now covered by analysts at Guggenheim. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/20/2017 – Natl Vision Hld is now covered by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/20/2017 – Natl Vision Hld was given a new $34.00 price target on by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. They wrote, “We view National Vision as an attractive core holding for small/midcap growth investors with a favorable set-up at this stage in the economic cycle owing to both offensive (white space, +MSD comps) and defensive (recurring revenue, subscription club, recession resistance) characteristics.  A model with visibility; an eye on value in historically high- priced category. Challenges across retail have been well documented, but National Vision has outgrown peers and taken share by offering low prices and free eye exams to an underserved value segment of the market. Over the past 10 years, value players have outgrown the industry by nearly 2x (6.6% vs. 3.4% CAGR), with National Vision a key contributor posting 62 straight quarters of positive comps (+5% during this time, including recession).  A look ahead; we model double-digit sales & profit growth. Over the next 3-5 years, we expect National Vision to post ~10% EBITDA and.””
  • 11/20/2017 – Natl Vision Hld is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They set a “buy” rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/20/2017 – Natl Vision Hld is now covered by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 11/20/2017 – Natl Vision Hld is now covered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They set an “overweight” rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/20/2017 – Natl Vision Hld is now covered by analysts at UBS AG. They set a “neutral” rating and a $31.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/20/2017 – Natl Vision Hld is now covered by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They set a “neutral” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/20/2017 – Natl Vision Hld is now covered by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They set an “outperform” rating and a $34.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Natl Vision Hld (NASDAQ:EYE) traded down $0.09 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $30.10. The company had a trading volume of 174,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 423,728. Natl Vision Hld has a 52 week low of $27.19 and a 52 week high of $30.98.

In related news, CFO Patrick R. Moore bought 4,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 30th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $22.00 per share, with a total value of $99,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, COO Raymond J. Mcallister bought 11,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 30th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $22.00 per share, for a total transaction of $246,400.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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