Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp Boosts Holdings in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (USNA)

Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp grew its holdings in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) by 180.4% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 45,700 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 29,400 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned about 0.19% of USANA Health Sciences worth $3,384,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of USNA. Swiss National Bank grew its stake in shares of USANA Health Sciences by 10.1% during the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 19,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,451,000 after purchasing an additional 1,800 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its stake in shares of USANA Health Sciences by 2.2% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 92,137 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,317,000 after purchasing an additional 1,944 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its stake in shares of USANA Health Sciences by 20.2% during the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 13,103 shares of the company’s stock worth $756,000 after purchasing an additional 2,206 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its stake in shares of USANA Health Sciences by 35.7% during the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 23,739 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,370,000 after purchasing an additional 6,239 shares in the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its stake in shares of USANA Health Sciences by 5.2% during the third quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 34,226 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,975,000 after purchasing an additional 1,692 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 48.23% of the company’s stock.

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USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) opened at $83.00 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,996.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.94 and a beta of 0.94. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. has a 12 month low of $52.55 and a 12 month high of $84.40.

USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $273.11 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $258.67 million. USANA Health Sciences had a net margin of 5.97% and a return on equity of 27.08%. The company’s revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.87 earnings per share. research analysts expect that USANA Health Sciences, Inc. will post 4.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other USANA Health Sciences news, Director Myron W. Wentz sold 38,223 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.51, for a total value of $2,733,326.73. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder Global Ltd Gull sold 2,753 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.24, for a total transaction of $204,382.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 11,682,053 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $867,275,614.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 689,767 shares of company stock valued at $54,575,633 in the last 90 days. 53.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

USNA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Pivotal Research boosted their target price on shares of USANA Health Sciences from $80.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. TheStreet downgraded shares of USANA Health Sciences from a “b+” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Sidoti downgraded shares of USANA Health Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th.

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USANA Health Sciences Profile

USANA Health Sciences, Inc develops and manufactures science-based nutritional and personal care products. The Company operates as a direct selling company in two geographic regions: Americas and Europe, and Asia Pacific, which includes three sub-regions: Southeast Asia Pacific, Greater China and North Asia.

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