Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTC) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

19.8% from the April 30th total of 37,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 34,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days. The number of shares shorted has decreased 19.8% since the April 30th total.

() saw a notable drop in short interest during the month of May. On May 15th there were 30,300 shares of short interest, which is a 17.0% drop from the total of 36 500 shares on April 30th. The short-interest rate is currently 1.8 days based on an average daily volume of 17,200 shares. Short-selling is currently 0.4% of shares.

Natural Health Trends Stock Performance

The stock rose $0.09 to $5.61 during the trading session on Tuesday. The stock was traded at a volume of 15,734 shares, as opposed to the average of 26,047. The fifty-day moving median of the company is $5.47, and its 200 day moving is $4.83. The company has a market capitalization of $64.63 millions, a PE of 93.52, and a beta value of 0.82. The company announced its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday, 3rd May. The company reported $0.02 in earnings per share for the quarter. The company generated revenue of $11.86 millions during the quarter. Natural Health Trends' net margin was 1.37%, and its return on equity was 1.32%.

Natural Health Trends Dividend Announcement

Recently, the company announced a quarter dividend that was paid out on Friday, 26th May. Dividends of $0.20 were paid to shareholders who had their shares in the company's books on May 16, 2012. The dividend was paid on Monday, 15th May. This is a $0.80 dividend with a yield 14.26%. Natural Health Trends has a dividend payout ratio of 1,333.56%.

Analysts set new price targets

Separately TheStreet upgraded shares of Natural Health Trends in a Monday, February 13th research report from a "d+" rating to a "c".

Inflows of Institutional Capital and Outflows

Several hedge fund managers have made recent changes to their positions on NHTC. State Street Corp increased its holdings in Natural Health Trends shares by 14.1% during the first quarter. State Street Corp owns 29,014 of the company’s shares worth $205,000, after buying an additional 3,592 during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Natural Health Trends shares by 17.3% during the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC owns 57 813 shares worth $408,000, after adding 8,529 more shares. MBE Wealth Management LLC purchased shares of Natural Health Trends worth approximately $50,000 in the first quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC also bought shares of Natural Health Trends in the third quarter, worth approximately $47,000. Hedge funds and institutional investors own 10.87%.

Natural Health Trends Company profile

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Natural Health Trends Corp. provides direct selling services and ecommerce. The company offers wellness and personal care products under the NHT Global label. The company was established in Hong Kong in 1988. offers a FREE daily email newsletter