Institutional Investor’s Pro-Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) Sentiment In Q4 2018

Sentiment for Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN)

Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN) institutional sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.23, from 0.79 in 2018Q3. The ratio increased, as 132 hedge funds increased or opened new positions, while 129 sold and decreased their positions in Hain Celestial Group Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database reported: 96.26 million shares, up from 92.71 million shares in 2018Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Hain Celestial Group Inc in their top 10 positions decreased from 6 to 5 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 59 Reduced: 70 Increased: 86 New Position: 46.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products. The company has market cap of $2.30 billion. The Company’s grocery products include infant formula; infant, toddler, and kids foods; diapers and wipes; rice and grain products; flour and baking mixes; breads, hot and cold cereals, pasta, condiments, cooking and culinary oils, granolas, and cereal bars; canned, chilled fresh, aseptic, and instant soups; Greek-style yogurts; chilies and packaged grains; chocolates; and nut butters, as well as plant beverages and frozen desserts, such as soy, rice, oat, almond, and coconut. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s grocery products also comprise juices, hot-eating products, chilled and frozen desserts, cookies, crackers, frozen fruits and vegetables, pre-cut fresh fruits, refrigerated and frozen plant meat-alternative products, tofu, seitan and tempeh products, jams, fruit spreads, jellies, honey, marmalade products, and other food products.

The stock decreased 1.12% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $22.07. About 761,212 shares traded. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) has declined 42.56% since April 15, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.93% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $0.20 earnings per share, down 45.95 % or $0.17 from last year’s $0.37 per share. HAIN’s profit will be $20.82M for 27.59 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 42.86 % EPS growth.

Engaged Capital Llc holds 34.59% of its portfolio in The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. for 11.76 million shares. Proxima Capital Management Llc owns 650,000 shares or 9.77% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Black Creek Investment Management Inc. has 4.38% invested in the company for 7.63 million shares. The Colorado-based Paradice Investment Management Llc has invested 2.6% in the stock. Lapides Asset Management Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 399,787 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 sales for $19.38 million activity.

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The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 57% of Hain Celestial Group’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Hain Celestial Group, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $19 while the high is $35. The stock’s average target of $24.17 is 9.52% above today’s ($22.07) share price. HAIN was included in 12 notes of analysts from December 17, 2018. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, December 17 with “Market Perform”. The stock of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 28 by Maxim Group. Barclays Capital maintained The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) on Thursday, February 28 with “Hold” rating. JP Morgan downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $23 target in Monday, April 1 report. The stock of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, February 28 by JP Morgan. Jefferies maintained The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) rating on Friday, March 15. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $35 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 28 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 28 by J.P. Morgan.

More notable recent The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) news were published by: which released: “Earnings Preview: Hain Celestial (HAIN) Q2 Earnings Expected to Decline – Nasdaq” on January 31, 2019, also with their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 1, 2019 – Benzinga” published on April 01, 2019, published: “Hain Celestial (HAIN) Surges: Stock Moves 5.9% Higher – Nasdaq” on February 12, 2019. More interesting news about The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) were released by: and their article: “Patience Is Key With Hain Celestial – Seeking Alpha” published on September 11, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “This Popular Pot Stock Doesn’t Need a Partner or Buyout, CEO Says – Motley Fool” with publication date: April 01, 2019.

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