NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheHainCelestial Group (HAIN) - Get Hain Celestial Group, Inc. Report stock is falling 3.57% to $34.81 on heavy trading volume Friday after Piper Jaffray dropped its price target to $42 from $47 citing several risks.
One reason for the firm's price target reduction is the leadership changes that's been taking place. For instance, the company's CFO recently left at the end of September and the resignation of the chief accounting officer is coming up on February 9.
Investors could view this change negatively, sending shares down, analysts said.
They also found that the company's overall item counts on shelf at key retailers were down 11% across the board. In places like Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), item counts dropped 24%.
However, analysts are maintaining their "overweight" on the stock as they believe a re-acceleration in items on shelf and organic growth will improve in the middle of this year.
TheStreet Ratings currently has a Buy rating on the stock with a letter grade of B-.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: HAIN