Wall Street analysts expect that National Vision Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:EYE) will report $0.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for National Vision’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.15 and the lowest is $0.10. National Vision reported earnings of $0.10 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 30%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 6th.

On average, analysts expect that National Vision will report full-year earnings of $0.72 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.70 to $0.73. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.85 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.80 to $0.87. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for National Vision.

National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 14th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.04. National Vision had a return on equity of 7.47% and a net margin of 4.68%. The firm had revenue of $385.53 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $371.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.12 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 14.2% on a year-over-year basis.

EYE has been the topic of a number of research reports. Jefferies Financial Group set a $50.00 price target on National Vision and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised National Vision from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on National Vision from $42.00 to $49.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. Citigroup lifted their price objective on National Vision from $43.00 to $51.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on National Vision from $40.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, July 30th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $43.67.

In other news, SVP Mitchell Goodman sold 56,848 shares of National Vision stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.26, for a total transaction of $2,175,004.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jeff Busbee sold 6,782 shares of National Vision stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.26, for a total transaction of $259,479.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 450 shares of company stock worth $18,146 and sold 16,578,950 shares worth $634,393,127. 2.82% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of EYE. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in shares of National Vision by 189.6% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 266,126 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,599,000 after acquiring an additional 174,219 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its position in shares of National Vision by 66.5% during the 1st quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 20,515 shares of the company’s stock valued at $663,000 after acquiring an additional 8,196 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of National Vision by 100.3% during the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 143,972 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,652,000 after acquiring an additional 72,093 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of National Vision by 57.6% during the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 19,487 shares of the company’s stock valued at $630,000 after acquiring an additional 7,119 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in shares of National Vision by 72.1% during the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 317,240 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,250,000 after acquiring an additional 132,886 shares during the period.

NASDAQ EYE opened at $44.00 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 1.05. National Vision has a 52-week low of $27.19 and a 52-week high of $46.63. The stock has a market cap of $3.27 billion and a P/E ratio of 83.02.

About National Vision

National Vision Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an optical retailer primarily in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Owned & Host and Legacy. It offers eyeglasses and contact lenses under the America's Best, Eyeglass World, Walmart Vision Center, Vista Optical Fred Meyer, and Vista Optical Military brand stores, as well as provides optometric services.

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