Comparable Company Analysis: root9B Holdings, Inc. (RTNB), Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI)

The value of the total investment in Vitamin Shoppe, Inc decreased from $15,127,000 to $9,842,000 a change of $5,285,000 for the reporting period. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.50 per share, for a total transaction of $220,000.00. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 1.6% while institutional stake was 99.9%. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

About 384,577 shares traded. The stock has relative volume of 1.72. Vitamin Shoppe, Inc has a 12-month low of $5.30 and a 12-month high of $28.41.

Trading stocks at an all time low is not easy. Vident Investment Advisory Llc who had been investing in Ziopharm Oncology Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $870.23 million market cap company.

Analysts’ mean recommendation for Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. During the same quarter previous year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. Vitamin Shoppe had a negative net margin of 11.98% and a positive return on equity of 8.33%. The specialty retailer reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.16. Revenue during the quarter was $224.46 million, representing 38% growth from $163.21 million in year-ago quarter. On average, equities analysts expect that Vitamin Shoppe, Inc will post $0.79 EPS for the current year.

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The following firms have also recently changed their position in VSI. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 2.1% in the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 157,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,166,000 after buying an additional 16,700 shares during the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI increased its position in Vitamin Shoppe by 18.1% in the second quarter. As of quarter end Citadel Advisors LLC had acquired 94,142 shares growing its stake by 12.5%. The value of the position overall is up by 4.4%. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 181,564 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,659,000 after buying an additional 6,408 shares during the last quarter. The stock of Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Deutsche Bank. A 0 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 2 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:VSI) or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Barclays PLC cut their target price on Vitamin Shoppe from $13.00 to $6.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 27. Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has 0 buy ratings, 3 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -70.77% from its high of $6.79 to a $179.28 million market value through last close. The average 1-year price target for (VSI) reveals an average price target of $7.33 per share. Wedbush initiated Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) on Thursday, April 21 with “Outperform” rating.

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