The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) Shares Sold by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board trimmed its position in shares of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) by 32.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 212,200 shares of the company’s stock after selling 103,300 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owned 0.20% of The Hain Celestial Group worth $8,732,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of The Hain Celestial Group by 8.7% during the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 109,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,066,000 after buying an additional 8,734 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of The Hain Celestial Group by 5.6% during the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 353,169 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,138,000 after buying an additional 18,603 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of The Hain Celestial Group by 543.9% during the 1st quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 85,599 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,184,000 after buying an additional 72,306 shares during the period. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL acquired a new stake in shares of The Hain Celestial Group during the 1st quarter valued at $201,000. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in shares of The Hain Celestial Group by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 49,254 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,832,000 after buying an additional 275 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.70% of the company’s stock.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ HAIN) opened at $35.68 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $3,703.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a current ratio of 2.50, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $31.01 and a 52-week high of $45.61.

The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $708.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $697.39 million. The Hain Celestial Group had a return on equity of 8.03% and a net margin of 2.73%. The firm’s revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS. equities analysts expect that The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. will post 1.67 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on HAIN. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Sanford C. Bernstein raised shares of The Hain Celestial Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $45.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of The Hain Celestial Group in a research note on Thursday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.29.

In related news, SVP Michael B. Mcguinness acquired 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of $34.58 per share, for a total transaction of $121,030.00. Following the acquisition, the senior vice president now owns 55,131 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,906,429.98. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO James M. Langrock acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average price of $34.40 per share, for a total transaction of $172,000.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 59,233 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,037,615.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have acquired 58,500 shares of company stock valued at $2,000,030. Company insiders own 12.34% of the company’s stock.

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About The Hain Celestial Group

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc is an organic and natural products company. The Company and its subsidiaries manufacture, market, distribute and sell organic and natural products under brand names which are sold as better-for-you products. The Company’s segments include United States, United Kingdom, Hain Pure Protein and Rest of World.

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