Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Nature’s Sunshine Products (NATR) Stock Price
News stories about Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nature’s Sunshine Products earned a news sentiment score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.0207385397915 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ NATR) opened at 10.10 on Friday. The company’s market cap is $190.81 million. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $11.74 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.31. Nature’s Sunshine Products has a 12-month low of $8.40 and a 12-month high of $16.45.
Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Nature’s Sunshine Products had a negative net margin of 0.16% and a negative return on equity of 0.39%. The company had revenue of $81.34 million for the quarter. On average, analysts predict that Nature’s Sunshine Products will post $0.80 earnings per share for the current year.
Separately, ValuEngine downgraded Nature’s Sunshine Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th.
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In other news, Director Kristine F. Hughes sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.16, for a total transaction of $26,320.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 36,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $475,010.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have sold 6,000 shares of company stock worth $74,840 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 20.10% of the company’s stock.
About Nature’s Sunshine Products
Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc (NSP), together with its subsidiaries, is a natural health and wellness company. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing and direct selling of nutritional and personal care products. The Company has four business segments that are divided based on the various characteristics of their distributor bases, selling and distributor compensation plans, and product formulations, as well as the internal organization and business operations.
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