National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYE – Get Rating) saw an uptick in trading volume on Wednesday . 41,659 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the previous session’s volume of 1,119,198 shares.The stock last traded at $26.60 and had previously closed at $26.69.
Several research firms have issued reports on EYE. Barclays increased their target price on shares of National Vision from $43.00 to $52.00 in a research note on Friday, April 1st. The Goldman Sachs Group decreased their price target on shares of National Vision from $48.00 to $41.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 1st. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of National Vision from $70.00 to $65.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 1st. Citigroup decreased their price target on shares of National Vision from $58.00 to $55.00 in a report on Tuesday, March 1st. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of National Vision from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.44.
The firm has a market cap of $2.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 1.80. The company has a current ratio of 1.54, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $33.43 and its 200-day simple moving average is $39.40.
In related news, Director Virginia A. Hepner bought 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $25.71 per share, with a total value of $25,710.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 12,588 shares in the company, valued at approximately $323,637.48. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jared Brandman bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $23.25 per share, with a total value of $116,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 18,697 shares in the company, valued at approximately $434,705.25. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Legal & General Group Plc raised its holdings in National Vision by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 75,032 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,601,000 after buying an additional 303 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System raised its holdings in National Vision by 1.4% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 22,355 shares of the company’s stock worth $974,000 after buying an additional 319 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates raised its holdings in National Vision by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 38,938 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,869,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its holdings in National Vision by 4.3% in the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 16,514 shares of the company’s stock worth $719,000 after buying an additional 685 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Joseph P. Lucia & Associates LLC purchased a new position in National Vision in the first quarter worth about $30,000.
National Vision Company Profile (NASDAQ:EYE)
National Vision Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an optical retailer in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Owned & Host and Legacy. It offers eyeglasses and contact lenses, and optical accessory products; provides eye exams through its America's Best, Eyeglass World, Vista Optical, Fred Meyer, and Vista Optical military, as well as Vision Center branded stores; and offers health maintenance organization and optometric services.
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