Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $63.14.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nu Skin Enterprises from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, December 30th.
Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) traded up $1.68 on Tuesday, hitting $69.99. 352,832 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 337,487. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,690.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.64, a P/E/G ratio of 2.27 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 1.78 and a quick ratio of 1.18. Nu Skin Enterprises has a 1-year low of $47.10 and a 1-year high of $70.27.
In related news, Chairman Steven Lund sold 8,977 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.04, for a total value of $628,749.08. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 4,769 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $334,020.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, President Ryan S. Napierski sold 11,667 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.84, for a total transaction of $744,821.28. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 71,634 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,573,114.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 220,776 shares of company stock worth $14,784,324. 5.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of NUS. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. bought a new stake in Nu Skin Enterprises in the third quarter valued at about $148,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in Nu Skin Enterprises in the third quarter valued at about $219,000. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in Nu Skin Enterprises in the third quarter valued at about $229,000. Shelton Capital Management bought a new stake in Nu Skin Enterprises in the second quarter valued at about $232,000. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new stake in Nu Skin Enterprises during the second quarter worth about $255,000. 77.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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About Nu Skin Enterprises
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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