The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at Jefferies Group in a report issued on Thursday.

The analysts wrote, “Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN), Target (NYSE: TGT) and Chegg Inc (NYSE: CHGG) | Analyst Ratings

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Home » Analysts Offer Insights on Services Companies: Hain Celestial (NASDAQ: HAIN), Target (NYSE: TGT) and Chegg Inc (NYSE: CHGG)”

A number of other analysts have also commented on the stock. Maxim Group lowered shares of The Hain Celestial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Wedbush lowered shares of The Hain Celestial Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $51.00 to $37.00 in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Argus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a report on Wednesday, August 17th. Atlantic Securities lowered shares of The Hain Celestial Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $48.00 to $40.00 in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. lowered their target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group from $52.00 to $45.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.36.

Analyst Recommendations for The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN)

The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) traded up 9.35% during trading on Thursday, hitting $39.17. 3,367,003 shares of the stock were exchanged. The Hain Celestial Group has a 12-month low of $33.12 and a 12-month high of $56.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $4052.06 billion, a PE ratio of 19.58 and a beta of 0.93. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $35.75 and a 200-day moving average price of $43.36.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of The Hain Celestial Group by 2.9% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 204,295 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,689,000 after buying an additional 5,666 shares during the period. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA increased its stake in The Hain Celestial Group by 0.6% in the second quarter. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA now owns 681,755 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,917,000 after buying an additional 4,389 shares in the last quarter. Jacobs & Co. CA increased its stake in The Hain Celestial Group by 1.8% in the second quarter. Jacobs & Co. CA now owns 17,975 shares of the company’s stock worth $894,000 after buying an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its stake in The Hain Celestial Group by 5.1% in the second quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 45,859 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,281,000 after buying an additional 2,240 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in The Hain Celestial Group by 3,588.4% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 40,941 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,037,000 after buying an additional 39,831 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.48% of the company’s stock.

The Hain Celestial Group Company Profile

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc manufactures, markets, distributes and sells organic and natural products under brand names, which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company operates in five segments: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and Hain Pure Protein. The Company’s brands include Almond Dream, Arrowhead Mills, BluePrint, Celestial Seasonings, Cully & Sully, Danival, DeBoles, Earth’s Best, Ella’s Kitchen, Europe’s Best, Farmhouse Fare, Frank Cooper’s, Gale’s, Garden of Eatin’, GG UniqueFiber, Hartley’s, Health Valley, Imagine, Johnson’s Juice Co, Lima, Linda McCartney, MaraNatha, New Covent Garden Soup Co, Rice Dream, Robertson’s, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, Sensible Portions, Spectrum, Spectrum Essentials and Soy Dream, among others.

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