Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI) Major Shareholder Vintage Capital Management Llc Purchases 133,804 Shares of Stock

Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) major shareholder Vintage Capital Management Llc bought 133,804 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.28 per share, for a total transaction of $572,681.12. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock 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 bought 234,343 shares of Vitamin Shoppe stock. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.36 per share, for a total transaction of $1,021,735.48.

Shares of Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $4.30. 506,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 534,050. Vitamin Shoppe Inc has a one year low of $2.95 and a one year high of $24.85. The stock has a market cap of $103.10, a PE ratio of -0.41 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a current ratio of 2.07.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.20). Vitamin Shoppe had a negative net margin of 20.27% and a positive return on equity of 6.17%. The business had revenue of $288.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $297.61 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Vitamin Shoppe Inc will post 0.34 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted 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 acquiring an additional 192 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lifted 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 acquiring an additional 1,440 shares during the period. Wolverine Trading LLC purchased a new position in Vitamin Shoppe during the 2nd quarter valued at about $131,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 17,041.4% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 11,999 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $140,000 after acquiring an additional 11,929 shares during the period. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System lifted 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 acquiring an additional 100 shares during the period. 90.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on VSI. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of Vitamin Shoppe from $7.50 to $4.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Barclays cut their target price on shares of Vitamin Shoppe from $6.00 to $3.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.00.

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About Vitamin Shoppe

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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