Vintage Capital Management LLC

recently revealed that they own 9.9% of Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) in a Form 13G disclosure that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, December 15th. The investor owns 2,397,496 shares of the stock valued at about $9,709,859. The reporting parties listed on the disclosure included Vintage Capital Management, LLC, Kahn Capital Management, LLC and Brian R Kahn. The filing is available through EDGAR at this link.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,242 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $108,000 after acquiring an additional 192 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 18.1% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 9,410 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $110,000 after acquiring an additional 1,440 shares in the last quarter. Wolverine Trading LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Vitamin Shoppe during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $131,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 17,041.4% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 11,999 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $140,000 after acquiring an additional 11,929 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in shares of Vitamin Shoppe by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 12,460 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $145,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.50% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Vitamin Shoppe Inc (VSI) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $4.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 590,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 518,885. Vitamin Shoppe Inc has a 1 year low of $2.95 and a 1 year high of $26.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 2.07 and a quick ratio of 0.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $95.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.30 and a beta of 0.69.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.20). Vitamin Shoppe had a positive return on equity of 6.17% and a negative net margin of 20.27%. The company had revenue of $288.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $297.61 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.50 earnings per share. Vitamin Shoppe’s quarterly revenue was down 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Vitamin Shoppe Inc will post 0.34 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on VSI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Vitamin Shoppe from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine lowered Vitamin Shoppe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Vitamin Shoppe from $7.50 to $4.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Barclays dropped their target price on Vitamin Shoppe from $6.00 to $3.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Bank of America reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and issued a $5.00 target price (down from $5.50) on shares of Vitamin Shoppe in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.00.

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Vitamin Shoppe Profile

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (VSI) is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The Company operates through three segments: retail, direct and manufacturing. The retail segment includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats.

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

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