Here’s Who Just Picked Up Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (NYSE:VSI) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),  Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (NYSE:VSI) reported that  Eagle Asset Management Inc. has picked up 2,481,562 of common stock as of 2016-12-16.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Eagle Asset Management Inc. to a total of 2,481,562 representing a 10.42 % stake in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI) is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The Company operates through three segments: retail, which includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats; direct, which sells its products directly to consumers through the Internet, primarily at www.vitaminshoppe.com, and manufacturing, which provides custom manufacturing and private labeling of vitamin, mineral and supplement (VMS) products.

A glance at Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (NYSE:VSI)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of $610.05 million based on 23.82 million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $25.05 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2016-05-31, Marmol picked up 1,000 at a purchase price of $30.23. This brings their total holding to 1,470 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Lamadrid unload 1,734 shares at a sale price of $23.20. This brings their total holding to 22,249.   .

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (NYSE:VSI) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.

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