Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ: NHTC) Update on Short-Term Interest

Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ: NHTC) benefited from a sharp drop in short-term interest in November. As of November 30, there was short interest totaling 30,900 shares, a decrease of 36.4% from the total of 48,600 shares as of November 15. Currently, 0.4% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 27,600 shares, the day / hedge ratio is currently 1.1 days.

Actions of NASDAQ NHTC traded down $ 0.01 during Friday trading hours, reaching $ 6.64. The stock had a trade volume of 17,412 shares, compared to its average volume of 29,623. The company has a market cap of $ 75.84 million, a price / earnings ratio of 47.43 and a beta of 0.50. Natural Health Trends has a 52-week low of $ 4.90 and a 52-week high of $ 8.75. The company has a 50-day moving average of $ 7.25 and a 200-day moving average of $ 7.10.

Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ: NHTC) last reported its results on Wednesday, November 3. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $ 0.04 for the quarter. The company reported sales of $ 14.28 million in the quarter. Natural Health Trends achieved a return on equity of 2.48% and a net margin of 2.64%.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 26. Investors registered on Tuesday, November 16 received a dividend of $ 0.20. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 15. This represents a dividend of $ 0.80 on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 12.05%. Natural Health Trends’ dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 571.43%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors recently changed their positions in the stock. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Natural Health Trends by 10.4% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 18,914 shares of the company valued at $ 136,000 after acquiring an additional 1,776 shares during the period. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Natural Health Trends during the second quarter for a value of approximately $ 82,000. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Natural Health Trends by 13.7% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 123,287 shares of the company valued at $ 884,000 after acquiring an additional 14,829 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp acquired a new stake in Natural Health Trends during the second quarter for a value of approximately $ 178,000. 12.89% of the shares are held by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Natural Health Trends Corp. provides direct sales and e-commerce services. It offers personal care and wellness products through the NHT Global brand. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

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