Wasatch Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) by 0.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 645,089 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,494 shares during the quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises were worth $44,014,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its holdings in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 7,249 shares of the company’s stock valued at $456,000 after acquiring an additional 31 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 14,864 shares of the company’s stock valued at $934,000 after acquiring an additional 297 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 8,426 shares of the company’s stock valued at $529,000 after acquiring an additional 309 shares during the period. Numeric Investors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 8,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $528,000 after acquiring an additional 400 shares during the period. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its holdings in shares of Nu Skin Enterprises by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 84,553 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,313,000 after acquiring an additional 542 shares during the period. 77.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE NUS) opened at $68.35 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 1.78 and a quick ratio of 1.18. The stock has a market cap of $3,615.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 1.56. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. has a 12 month low of $47.10 and a 12 month high of $70.27.

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.76. The company had revenue of $563.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $562.70 million. Nu Skin Enterprises had a net margin of 6.97% and a return on equity of 22.38%. Nu Skin Enterprises’s revenue was down 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.98 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. will post 3.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NUS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. ValuEngine raised shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Nu Skin Enterprises presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $63.14.

In other Nu Skin Enterprises news, President Ryan S. Napierski sold 11,667 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.84, for a total value of $744,821.28. Following the transaction, the president now directly owns 71,634 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,573,114.56. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Chairman Steven Lund sold 108,132 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.81, for a total transaction of $7,440,562.92. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 4,769 shares in the company, valued at $328,154.89. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 220,776 shares of company stock worth $14,784,324 over the last three months. 5.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Nu Skin Enterprises Company Profile

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc is a direct selling company that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, and a range of other products and services. The Company offers anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under its Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. The Nu Skin brand offers a range of products, including ageLOC Me customized skin care system, ageLOC Spa systems and ageLOC Transformation anti-aging skin care system.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS)

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