Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital L P Disclosed New Vitamin Shoppe, Inc Position

August 11, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

 Clint Carlson's Carlson Capital L P Disclosed New Vitamin Shoppe, Inc Position

The New Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital L P Holding in Vitamin Shoppe, Inc

Carlson Capital L P reported SC 13D/A form with the SEC for Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Access it here: 000119312517256074. As reported by Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital L P, the filler owns 4.97% or 1,182,035 shares of the Consumer Staples–company.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc stake is new for [reportingPerson]. Date of activity: August9, 2017. This shows Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital L P’s positive view for Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. For a hedge fund managing $20.59 billion in assets and having 168+ experts this is interesting position.

The hedge fund is investor in the Finance sector. In the manager’s last 13-F, we saw 25% of Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital L P’s portfolio is in the sector.

Business Profile

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI) is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The Company operates through three segments: retail, direct and manufacturing. The retail segment includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats. The direct segment sells its products directly to consumers through the Internet, primarily at www.vitaminshoppe.com. The manufacturing segment provides custom manufacturing and private labeling of vitamin, mineral and supplement products, and develops and markets its own branded products for both sales to third parties and for the VSI product assortment. As of December 31, 2016, it marketed approximately 900 brands, as well as its own brands. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 775 stores located in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, primarily located in retail centers and standalone locations.

SEC Form 13D.

Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital L P website.

The stock increased 3.33% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $6.2. About 1.29 million shares traded or 110.47% up from the average. Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) has declined 57.70% since August 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 74.40% the S&P500.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract maker of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The company has market cap of $147.50 million. The Firm operates through three divisions: retail, direct and manufacturing. It currently has negative earnings. The retail segment includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats.

Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Vitamin Shoppe has $41 highest and $6 lowest target. $23.11’s average target is 272.74% above currents $6.2 stock price. Vitamin Shoppe had 22 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Tuesday, November 17. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight” on Tuesday, January 17. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Saturday, August 8. Gabelli downgraded Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) on Thursday, May 11 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 27 by JP Morgan. As per Thursday, November 3, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 6 by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight”.

More notable recent Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “BUZZ-US STOCKS ON THE MOVE-TripAdvisor, DXC, Silver Spring, Vitamin Shoppe” on August 09, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Shares of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. Plunge 32% After Big Earnings Miss” published on May 10, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Announces Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and …” on April 27, 2017. More interesting news about Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Vitamin Shoppe: Out With The Old” published on March 08, 2017 as well as Law360.com‘s news article titled: “Vitamin Shoppe Sued Over Weight Loss Supplement” with publication date: August 09, 2017.

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