Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTC) was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 34,700 shares, a decline of 30.0% from the August 15th total of 49,600 shares. Approximately 0.5% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 20,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.7 days.

NHTC traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.02. The stock had a trading volume of 481 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,037. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $5.70 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $5.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $68.54 million, a P/E ratio of -13.91 and a beta of 1.22. Natural Health Trends has a 52 week low of $2.52 and a 52 week high of $8.50.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 18th were given a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 17th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 13.29%.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Natural Health Trends stock. Bank of New York Mellon Corp bought a new position in shares of Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTC) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 15,758 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $52,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned 0.14% of Natural Health Trends as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 15.43% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Natural Health Trends

Natural Health Trends Corp., a direct-selling and e-commerce company, provides personal care, wellness, and lifestyle products under the NHT Global brand. The company's wellness products include liquid, encapsulated, tableted, and powder dietary and nutritional supplements, as well as vitamins and minerals; and herbal products comprise herbal supplements.

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