Notable Insider Trading: Vitamin Shoppe, Inc $VSI

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Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE:VSI) insider have most recently took part in a trading activity. On Aug 25, 2017 Bowlin John D, Director bought 40,000 shares having total worth of $220,000 at the price of $5.5 per share, following the transaction a total of 56,028 shares owned by Bowlin John D.

Furthermore, over the past 12 months , the stock was traded 4 times by insiders. In 4 of these trades, the insider was a seller .

Shares of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE:VSI) traded down 4.55% on Aug 28, 2017, hitting $5.25. 1,035,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Vitamin Shoppe, Inc has a 52 week low of $5.25 and a 52 week high of $31.96. The company’s market cap is $642 million.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc (NYSE:VSI) last announced its earnings results on Aug 9, 2017. The company reported 0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, lower than the consensus estimate of 0.40 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $305 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $310 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted 0.55 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 8% on a year-over-year basis.

2017-08-09 2017-05-10 2017-03-01 2016-11-02 2016-08-03 2016-05-04 2016-02-23 2015-11-04 2015-08-05 2015-05-06
earnings per share 0.23 0.37 0.36 0.50 0.55 0.67 0.39 0.52 0.57 0.63
Revenue(M) 304.84 316.9 304.87 314.89 332.72 336.77 293.49 313.89 322.34 336.84

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., is a Delaware corporation. The Company is a specialty retailer and direct marketer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition and other health and wellness products. It markets over 400 different nationally recognized brands as well as its proprietary brands, which include Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech and True Athlete. The Company sells its products through two operating segments: retail and direct. In its retail segment, it has leveraged its successful store economic model by opening a total of 286 new stores from the beginning of fiscal year 2007 through fiscal year 2012. As of January 26, 2012, it operated 579 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, located in high-traffic regional retail centers. In its direct segment, it sells its products directly to consumers through the internet, mainly at www.vitaminshoppe.com. The Company offers a selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, homeopathic remedies, specialty supplements such as fish oil, probiotics, glucosamine and Co Q10, sports nutrition, weight management as well as natural bath and beauty, pet supplements and options for a healthy home. Its offering includes approximately 17,500 SKUs from over 400 brands. It offers products exclusive to its assortment in its Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, True Athlete and Optimal Pet brands which include products such as Ultimate Man, Ultimate Women, Whey Tech Pro 24 and Natural Whey Protein. The Company’s distribution facility is a warehouse facility which provides operating space of approximately 180,000 square feet and gives it great control over supervision costs and distribution center related inventory levels. It competes with other mass market retailers including Vitamin World, GNC, Whole Foods, Costco and Wal-Mart, drugstore chains including Rite-Aid and Walgreens, internet and mail order companies including Amazon.com, Puritan’s Pride, Vitacost.com, Bodybuilding.com, Doctors Trust, Swanson and iHerb in addition to a variety of independent health and vitamin stores and e-commerce outlets. The Company is subject to numerous federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations governing its operations, including the handling, transportation and disposal of its products and non-hazardous and hazardous substances and wastes, as well as emissions and discharges into the environment, including discharges to air, surface water and groundwater.

William White

William White is a financial writer. He graduated with a degree in Economics. He has contributed to major financial websites and print publications for over 8 years. He handles much of this site's news coverage for corporate insider activity, and occasionally cover other areas of financial sector.

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William White
William White is a financial writer. He graduated with a degree in Economics. He has contributed to major financial websites and print publications for over 8 years. He handles much of this site's news coverage for corporate insider activity, and occasionally cover other areas of financial sector.