Systematic Financial Management LP cut its position in Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 142,805 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 16,155 shares during the quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP’s holdings in Vitamin Shoppe were worth $1,005,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of VSI. Investors Research Corp purchased a new position in Vitamin Shoppe in the 1st quarter worth $34,000. Optimum Investment Advisors purchased a new position in Vitamin Shoppe in the 1st quarter worth $35,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund purchased a new position in Vitamin Shoppe in the 4th quarter worth $28,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Vitamin Shoppe in the 4th quarter worth $39,000. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 114.0% in the 4th quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 10,136 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $48,000 after purchasing an additional 5,400 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.21% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently commented on VSI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 16th. ValuEngine cut shares of Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 15th.

Vitamin Shoppe stock traded down $0.11 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $4.40. The stock had a trading volume of 3,382 shares, compared to its average volume of 518,625. The firm has a market cap of $108.21 million, a PE ratio of 16.73 and a beta of 1.35. Vitamin Shoppe Inc has a 52 week low of $4.27 and a 52 week high of $13.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.36.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The specialty retailer reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $283.33 million during the quarter. Vitamin Shoppe had a return on equity of 4.64% and a net margin of 0.33%. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Vitamin Shoppe Inc will post 0.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Vitamin Shoppe Profile

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a omni-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Retail and Manufacturing. The company provides custom manufacturing and private labeling services for vitamin, mineral, and supplement products, as well as develops and markets own branded products.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI)

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