Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) saw unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors acquired 2,101 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 930% compared to the average daily volume of 204 put options.
In other Hain Celestial Group news, Director Glenn W. Welling purchased 1,222,979 shares of Hain Celestial Group stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 6th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $20.48 per share, for a total transaction of $25,046,609.92. Following the transaction, the director now owns 21,577 shares in the company, valued at approximately $441,896.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Glenn W. Welling purchased 1,003,918 shares of Hain Celestial Group stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 1st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $19.30 per share, for a total transaction of $19,375,617.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 21,577 shares in the company, valued at approximately $416,436.10. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have acquired 11,850,437 shares of company stock valued at $263,768,117. 13.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. lifted its position in Hain Celestial Group by 640.0% in the 1st quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 1,184 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 1,024 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Corp bought a new stake in Hain Celestial Group in the 1st quarter valued at about $28,000. Parallel Advisors LLC lifted its position in Hain Celestial Group by 1,005.0% in the 4th quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $31,000 after purchasing an additional 1,819 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC acquired a new position in Hain Celestial Group during the 4th quarter valued at about $44,000. Finally, Truvestments Capital LLC acquired a new position in Hain Celestial Group during the 1st quarter valued at about $74,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.13% of the company’s stock.
Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21. The firm had revenue of $599.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $597.75 million. Hain Celestial Group had a negative net margin of 10.14% and a positive return on equity of 4.51%. Hain Celestial Group’s quarterly revenue was down 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.37 EPS. On average, research analysts expect that Hain Celestial Group will post 0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hain Celestial Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. Sanford C. Bernstein downgraded shares of Hain Celestial Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hain Celestial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 10th. Buckingham Research set a $23.00 price target on shares of Hain Celestial Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $17.00 price target on shares of Hain Celestial Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Hain Celestial Group has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.54.
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About Hain Celestial Group
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products. The company operates in seven segments: the United States, United Kingdom, Tilda, Ella's Kitchen UK, Canada, Europe, and Cultivate. It offers infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain-based products; plant-based beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, oat, almond, and coconut; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; yogurts; chilies; chocolates; and nut butters.
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