National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYE) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYEGet Free Report) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the five ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $23.86.

Separately, The Goldman Sachs Group boosted their price objective on National Vision from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th.

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Hedge Funds Weigh In On National Vision

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Hawk Ridge Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of National Vision during the fourth quarter worth $69,274,000. ArrowMark Colorado Holdings LLC purchased a new position in National Vision during the 2nd quarter valued at about $53,982,000. Wolf Hill Capital Management LP acquired a new position in National Vision in the 2nd quarter valued at about $50,897,000. William Blair Investment Management LLC increased its stake in National Vision by 13.9% during the third quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 10,066,548 shares of the company’s stock worth $162,877,000 after purchasing an additional 1,228,933 shares during the period. Finally, Wellington Management Group LLP lifted its position in shares of National Vision by 43.2% during the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 3,551,095 shares of the company’s stock worth $154,721,000 after purchasing an additional 1,070,444 shares in the last quarter.

National Vision Trading Down 2.7 %

National Vision stock opened at $21.57 on Tuesday. National Vision has a 52 week low of $13.71 and a 52 week high of $27.02. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $21.32 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. The company has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -25.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.98 and a beta of 1.39.

National Vision (NASDAQ:EYEGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.07. National Vision had a positive return on equity of 3.69% and a negative net margin of 3.10%. The company had revenue of $506.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $499.49 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.11) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts anticipate that National Vision will post 0.31 EPS for the current year.

National Vision Company Profile

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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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