Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. Has Another Very Negative Options Trading Session

 Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. Has Another Very Negative Options Trading Session

In today’s session Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NUS) recorded an unusually high (369) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 put, expecting serious NUS decrease. With 369 contracts traded and 103174 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: NUS161216P00055000 closed last at: $3.4 or 9.7% up. About 108,134 shares traded hands. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) has risen 41.22% since April 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.57% the S&P500.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 9 analysts covering Nu Skin (NYSE:NUS), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”. This means 33% are positive. $70 is the highest target while $34 is the lowest. The $55.29 average target is 4.32% above today’s ($53) stock price. Nu Skin has been the topic of 24 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of NUS in a report on Wednesday, October 7 to “Sell” rating. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, June 3. The stock of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 22. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, August 7. The stock of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 12 by Sidoti. Deutsche Bank maintained Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) rating on Wednesday, October 7. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $55 price target. Citigroup maintained Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) on Wednesday, September 21 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Pivotal Research on Friday, April 29.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Nu Skin is a premier anti-aging company. The company’s anti-aging products feature the ageLOC line of products including ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra firming serum, the ageLOC TR90 weight management and body shaping system, ageLOC R2 nutritional supplement, and ageLOC Transformation daily skin care system.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.03, from 1.04 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 30 funds sold all Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. shares owned while 60 reduced positions. 36 funds bought stakes while 60 increased positions. They now own 40.71 million shares or 5.55% less from 43.10 million shares in 2016Q1.
Boston Prtnrs accumulated 485,227 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Utah Retirement has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS). Morgan Stanley accumulated 0% or 148,640 shares. Aristotle Capital Boston Ltd Company holds 0.69% of its portfolio in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) for 66,839 shares. Geode Management Ltd Liability Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) for 362,099 shares. Alliancebernstein L P has 35,155 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Vulcan Value Prtn Lc last reported 0.4% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock Inv Limited Co owns 78,142 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. D E Shaw & has 337,470 shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. Loudon Investment Limited Liability Corp has 14,100 shares for 0.52% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp reported 658,970 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. State Street reported 789,315 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Retail Bank Of New York Mellon has 0.01% invested in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) for 506,194 shares. Systematic Mgmt L P accumulated 38,725 shares or 0.02% of the stock. The New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0.02% in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS).

Insider Transactions: Since September 22, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $5.68 million net activity. LIPMAN ANDREW D sold $1.92 million worth of stock. 61,000 shares were sold by LUND STEVEN, worth $3.75 million.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. is a direct selling firm that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, and a range of other services and products. The company has a market cap of $2.90 billion. The Firm offers anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under its Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. It has a 21.56 P/E ratio. The Nu Skin brand offers a range of products, including ageLOC Spa systems, ageLOC Transformation anti-aging skin care system and ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra anti-aging skin care serum.

NUS Company Profile

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., incorporated on September 4, 1996, is a global direct selling firm that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, and a range of other services and products. The Firm offers anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under its Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. The Firm has activities in various geographic regions, including Greater China, North Asia, Americas, South Asia/Pacific, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The Firm operates in the direct selling channel, primarily utilizing person-to-person marketing to promote and sell its products. The Firm offers Pharmanex nutritional supplements and Nu Skin personal care products under its ageLOC anti-aging brand. It also offers a limited number of other services and products, including household products and technology services.

More notable recent Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Personal Products Stocks on Investors’ Radar — Unilever, e.l.f. Beauty, Nu …” on November 09, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Nu Skin Enterprises Announces Quarterly Dividend” published on November 03, 2016, Fool.com published: “Why Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. Stock Jumped 17% in June” on July 07, 2016. More interesting news about Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Nu Skin Enterprises Announces Strategic Investment” published on June 15, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. Stock Popped Today” with publication date: June 16, 2016.

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