Insider Selling: Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NATR) Director Sells 2,000 Shares of Stock

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATR) Director Kristine F. Hughes sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.04, for a total value of $20,080.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 36,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $362,393.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATR) traded up 6.06% during trading on Friday, reaching $10.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 86,252 shares. Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. has a 52-week low of $8.40 and a 52-week high of $16.45. The stock’s market cap is $198.37 million. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $10.68 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.15.

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.01) 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 during the quarter. On average, analysts expect that Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. will post $0.80 earnings per share for the current year.

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Separately, ValuEngine lowered Nature’s Sunshine Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NATR. Strs Ohio grew its position in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 6.1% in the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 38,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $506,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the last quarter. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products in the 2nd quarter valued at about $315,000. Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 12.2% in the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 12,423 shares of the company’s stock valued at $165,000 after buying an additional 1,347 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 38,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $507,000 after buying an additional 4,138 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its position in shares of Nature’s Sunshine Products by 5.8% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 11,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.78% 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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