Natura &Co Holding S.A. (NYSE:NTCO) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Natura &Co Holding S.A. (NYSE:NTCOGet Rating) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.00.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Natura &Co from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Natura &Co from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $10.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 9th.

Natura &Co stock opened at $7.72 on Thursday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $9.74 and a 200 day moving average of $10.25. Natura &Co has a 12-month low of $7.30 and a 12-month high of $23.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 0.88.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of NTCO. Thomas White International Ltd. bought a new position in Natura &Co in the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,067,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in Natura &Co by 37.3% in the 4th quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 705,068 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,536,000 after purchasing an additional 191,589 shares during the period. Barington Capital Group L.P. boosted its stake in Natura &Co by 214.0% in the 3rd quarter. Barington Capital Group L.P. now owns 271,542 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,521,000 after purchasing an additional 185,063 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Natura &Co by 105.2% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 306,943 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,845,000 after purchasing an additional 157,378 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Natura &Co by 19.4% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 842,096 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,806,000 after purchasing an additional 137,041 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 3.90% of the company’s stock.

About Natura &Co (Get Rating)

Natura &Co Holding SA develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells cosmetics, fragrances, and personal hygiene products. The company's products portfolio includes body care, face care, makeup, soaps, hair care, deodorants, oils, and other products, as well as deodorants, men's grooming, and sun protection products.

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