National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYE) Director D Randolph Peeler Acquires 34,000 Shares

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYEGet Free Report) Director D Randolph Peeler purchased 34,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.45 per share, with a total value of $491,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 182,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,642,616. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

National Vision Price Performance

Shares of National Vision stock opened at $14.94 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $20.07 and a 200-day moving average price of $19.79. National Vision Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $13.71 and a one year high of $27.02. The stock has a market cap of $1.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -16.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.32 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a current ratio of 1.01.

National Vision (NASDAQ:EYEGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $506.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $499.49 million. National Vision had a negative net margin of 3.44% and a positive return on equity of 3.47%. The business’s revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.11) EPS. Equities analysts expect that National Vision Holdings, Inc. will post 0.31 EPS for the current year.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of research analysts recently commented on EYE shares. The Goldman Sachs Group boosted their price target on National Vision from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Barclays lowered their target price on shares of National Vision from $19.00 to $16.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, According to data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.60.

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Hedge Funds Weigh In On National Vision

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. William Blair Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of National Vision by 13.9% in the 3rd quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 10,066,548 shares of the company’s stock worth $162,877,000 after buying an additional 1,228,933 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of National Vision by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 8,908,511 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,413,000 after purchasing an additional 25,982 shares during the period. Clearbridge Investments LLC boosted its stake in shares of National Vision by 4.2% during the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 4,511,738 shares of the company’s stock valued at $99,980,000 after purchasing an additional 182,504 shares in the last quarter. Hawk Ridge Capital Management LP purchased a new position in National Vision during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $69,274,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in National Vision by 41.0% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,249,556 shares of the company’s stock worth $47,085,000 after buying an additional 654,462 shares in the last quarter.

About National Vision

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National Vision Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an optical retailer in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Owned & Host and Legacy. It offers eyeglasses and contact lenses, and optical accessory products; provides eye exams through its America's Best, Eyeglass World, Vista Optical, Fred Meyer, and Vista Optical military, as well as Vision Center branded stores; and offers health maintenance organization and optometric services.

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