Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) major shareholder Vintage Capital Management Llc acquired 133,804 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $4.28 per share, with a total value of $572,681.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Vintage Capital Management Llc also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Saturday, December 29th, Vintage Capital Management Llc acquired 234,343 shares of Vitamin Shoppe stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $4.36 per share, with a total value of $1,021,735.48.

Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE VSI) opened at $4.60 on Friday. Vitamin Shoppe Inc has a 1-year low of $2.95 and a 1-year high of $24.35. The company has a current ratio of 2.07, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $110.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.43 and a beta of 0.68.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.20). The business had revenue of $288.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $297.61 million. Vitamin Shoppe had a negative net margin of 20.27% and a positive return on equity of 6.17%. Vitamin Shoppe’s revenue was down 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. equities analysts expect that Vitamin Shoppe Inc will post 0.34 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Barclays dropped their price objective on Vitamin Shoppe from $6.00 to $3.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $7.50 price objective (down previously from $8.00) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a report on Monday, October 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company. Vitamin Shoppe currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.00.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 12,460 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $145,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,242 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $108,000 after purchasing an additional 192 shares in the last quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P raised its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 27,008 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $315,000 after purchasing an additional 1,208 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 18.1% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 9,410 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 1,440 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC raised its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 7.5% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 34,810 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $406,000 after purchasing an additional 2,414 shares in the last quarter. 90.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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