Tremblant Capital Group Has Cut Barnes & Noble (BKS) Holding; 2 Analysts Covering USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (USNA)

June 19, 2017 - By marketbeat

Among 3 analysts covering USANA Health Science (NYSE:USNA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. USANA Health Science had 7 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 8 by Pivotal Research. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 5 by Pivotal Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 16 by DA Davidson. The stock of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) earned “Hold” rating by Pivotal Research on Monday, May 1. DA Davidson downgraded the shares of USNA in report on Thursday, August 6 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy” on Friday, October 16. See USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) latest ratings:

01/05/2017 Broker: Pivotal Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold New Target: $55.00 Downgrade
08/02/2017 Broker: Pivotal Research Rating: Buy Old Target: $80 New Target: $75 Maintain

Tremblant Capital Group decreased Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS) stake by 65.31% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Tremblant Capital Group sold 310,593 shares as Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS)’s stock declined 33.81%. The Tremblant Capital Group holds 164,986 shares with $1.84M value, down from 475,579 last quarter. Barnes & Noble Inc now has $500.14 million valuation. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $6.8 per share. It is down 38.50% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 55.20% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Barnes & Noble Inc. had 8 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 27 the stock rating was initiated by Craig Hallum with “Buy”. As per Monday, October 12, the company rating was initiated by Gabelli. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, September 4. The rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 7. ValuEngine upgraded the shares of BKS in report on Friday, May 26 to “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Gabelli to “Hold” on Wednesday, August 17. Sidoti initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, August 18 report.

Analysts await Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) to report earnings on June, 28. They expect $-0.17 EPS, up 29.17% or $0.07 from last year’s $-0.24 per share. After $0.96 actual EPS reported by Barnes & Noble, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -117.71% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.19, from 1.04 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 19 investors sold BKS shares while 47 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 52.04 million shares or 0.65% more from 51.71 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Lucus Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.36% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Blackrock Invest Management stated it has 0% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) for 208,807 shares. Comerica Savings Bank invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Moreover, Clinton Group Inc has 0.02% invested in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) for 29,830 shares. Prelude Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) or 11,300 shares. First Washington has invested 0.01% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). The New York-based New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Hbk Invests Ltd Partnership has 215,200 shares. State Street Corp holds 0% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) or 1.58 million shares. Engineers Gate Manager LP has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Gemmer Asset Ltd Com, a California-based fund reported 126 shares. Harvest Mgmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 42,177 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Co Can holds 0% or 76,483 shares. Mason Street Ltd Liability Com holds 12,071 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Tremblant Capital Group increased Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) stake by 39,908 shares to 192,097 valued at $25.62 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Tile Shop Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:TTS) stake by 2.01 million shares and now owns 2.57M shares. Melco Crown Entmt Ltd (NASDAQ:MPEL) was raised too.

About 30,617 shares traded. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) has risen 6.87% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.83% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 8.2 in Q4 2016. Its up 7.39, from 0.81 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 9 investors sold USANA Health Sciences, Inc. shares while 6 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 19.08 million shares or 288.70% more from 4.91 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Victory Mngmt, Ohio-based fund reported 942 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability reported 0% stake. Renaissance Techs Limited Liability reported 1.63M shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Menta has 0.16% invested in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) for 30,880 shares. Rothschild Asset Mgmt reported 28,934 shares. Da Davidson invested 0% in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA). Next Fincl Group invested 0% of its portfolio in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA). Commercial Bank Of America Corp De holds 0% of its portfolio in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) for 8,469 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt has 0.01% invested in USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) for 120,664 shares. Alps Advisors Incorporated holds 0% or 6,204 shares in its portfolio. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Com invested in 110,193 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock reported 15,790 shares. Us Bank & Trust De has 36 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Vanguard Group Incorporated owns 917,935 shares. Strs Ohio, Ohio-based fund reported 12,700 shares.

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. develops and makes science nutritional and personal care products. The company has market cap of $1.58 billion. The Firm operates as a direct selling firm in two geographic regions: Americas and Europe, and Asia Pacific, which includes three sub-regions: Southeast Asia Pacific, Greater China and North Asia. It has a 16.28 P/E ratio. The Company’s product lines include USANA Nutritionals Essentials, Optimizers, Foods, Sense-beautiful science and All Other.

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