USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (USNA) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, June 13th.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Pivotal Research raised USANA Health Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $55.00 to $75.00 in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised USANA Health Sciences from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 12th.

USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) traded down 1.92% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $63.75. 49,090 shares of the stock were exchanged. USANA Health Sciences has a 1-year low of $52.55 and a 1-year high of $75.00. The company’s 50 day moving average is $63.85 and its 200 day moving average is $60.63. The company has a market capitalization of $1.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.09 and a beta of 1.10.

USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.92 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $255.32 million during the quarter. USANA Health Sciences had a return on equity of 25.23% and a net margin of 8.37%. Analysts predict that USANA Health Sciences will post $3.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, insider Paul A. Jones sold 9,851 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.50, for a total value of $635,389.50. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 6,020 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $388,290. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Myron W. Wentz sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.39, for a total value of $2,255,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 174,735 shares of company stock valued at $10,349,724 in the last three months. Insiders own 53.20% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of USNA. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in USANA Health Sciences by 107.2% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 56,373 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,247,000 after buying an additional 29,162 shares in the last quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL boosted its stake in USANA Health Sciences by 33.6% in the first quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 14,818 shares of the company’s stock valued at $854,000 after buying an additional 3,727 shares in the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in USANA Health Sciences during the first quarter valued at approximately $254,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in USANA Health Sciences by 3.6% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 124,961 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,198,000 after buying an additional 4,297 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Lucus Advisors LLC bought a new stake in USANA Health Sciences during the first quarter valued at approximately $284,000. 44.26% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

USANA Health Sciences Company Profile

USANA Health Sciences, Inc develops and manufactures science-based nutritional and personal care products. The Company operates as a direct selling company in two geographic regions: Americas and Europe, and Asia Pacific, which includes three sub-regions: Southeast Asia Pacific, Greater China and North Asia.

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