2016 Q4 Sentiment Nu Skin Enterprises Inc (NYSE:NUS)

July 17, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

  2016 Q4 Sentiment Nu Skin Enterprises Inc (NYSE:NUS)

Sentiment for Nu Skin Enterprises Inc (NYSE:NUS)

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc (NYSE:NUS) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2016 Q4. Its down -0.33, from 1.51 in 2016Q3. The ratio fall, as 120 hedge funds opened new or increased stock positions, while 102 sold and reduced positions in Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now own: 38.34 million shares, down from 39.25 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Nu Skin Enterprises Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 4 to 2 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 29 Reduced: 73 Increased: 77 New Position: 43.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. is a direct selling firm that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, and a range of other services and products. The company has market cap of $3.35 billion. The Firm offers anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under its Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. It has a 21.13 P/E ratio. 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.

About 140,230 shares traded. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) has risen 46.60% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.90% the S&P500.

Analysts await Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) to report earnings on August, 3. They expect $0.85 EPS, up 7.59 % or $0.06 from last year’s $0.79 per share. NUS’s profit will be $45.09 million for 18.52 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual EPS reported by Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 66.67 % EPS growth.

Smith Thomas W holds 11.38% of its portfolio in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. for 219,350 shares. Prescott General Partners Llc owns 1.32 million shares or 3.67% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc has 3.34% invested in the company for 105,970 shares. The Oklahoma-based Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. has invested 2.1% in the stock. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd, a Hawaii-based fund reported 67,690 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $2.62 million activity.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Nu Skin’s analysts are positive. Out of 9 Wall Street analysts rating Nu Skin, 3 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $34 while the high is $8000. The stock’s average target of $56.43 is -10.49% below today’s ($63.04) share price. NUS was included in 29 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy” on Friday, May 5. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 22 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Pivotal Research. The stock of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Pivotal Research. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, April 29 report. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $66 target in Thursday, September 15 report. Sidoti upgraded Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) on Thursday, December 8 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Pivotal Research. Sidoti downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, April 26 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Canaccord Genuity.

More news for Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “Initiating Research Reports on Personal Products Equities — Unilever, Nu Skin …” on June 19, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Nu Skin Enterprises: A Peter Lynch Stalwart With Uber Upsides” and published on June 13, 2017 is yet another important article.

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