Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE:VSI) Signals Intraday Volatility – Down by 0.94%

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Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE:VSI) last traded at $5.25 with shares seeing a daily low of $5.15 and a high of $5.50. This range of trading qualifies the stock as one of the day’s most volatile.

Shares of the company are trading at $5.25 which is quite a bit lower than $6.38, the 50 day moving average and significantly below the 200 day moving average of $12.76. The 50 day moving average was down $-1.13 or -17.71% and the 200 day average moved down $-7.51.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc in the news.

Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP Announces Federal Securities Class Action Against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI)
The Vitamin Shoppe’s Exclusive ProBioCare® Brand Launches Innovative DUOCAP™ Technology to the U.S. Market
IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Lundin Law PC Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm
RM LAW Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.
INVESTOR ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc..

Short Interest

Traders are a little more bearish of late at least if you consider the uptick in short interest. The stock saw a rise in short interest between August 15, 2017 and August 31, 2017 of 5.19%. Short shares grew from 3,507,434 to 3,689,342 over that period. Days to cover increased from 3.0 to 5.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.16% on August 31.

Recent Analyst Ratings

August 10 investment analysts at Morgan Stanley made no change to the company rating of “Equal-Weight” and lowered the price target from $26.00 to $8.00. On August 10 Deutsche Bank maintained a stock rating of “Hold” but lowered the price expectation to $7.00 from $30.00.

On August 10 Barclays left the company rating at “Equal-Weight” and lowered the price expectation to $6.00 from $29.00. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $-6.39 and is projected to be $0.79 for the current year with 23,223,000 shares outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is forecasted to be $0.03 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $0.77.

Company Information

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI), launched on September 27, 2002, 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. The direct segment sells its products directly to consumers through the Internet, primarily at www.vitaminshoppe.com. The manufacturing segment provides custom manufacturing and private labeling of vitamin, mineral and supplement (VMS) products, and develops and markets its own branded products for both sales to third parties and for the VSI product assortment. As of December 31, 2016, it marketed approximately 900 brands, as well as its own brands. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 775 stores located in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, primarily located in retail centers and standalone locations..