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Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a scale of zero to 100.
Shares in the retailer of nutritional supplements plummet on Thursday as it announces the departure of CEO Archbold after a less than two-year-long turnaround attempt.
In recent trading, shares of Vitamin Shoppe Inc have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $31.38, changing hands for $31.79/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to react: downgrade on valuation, or, re-adjust their target price to a higher level.
Jim Cramer talks about the what Bill Ackman needs and how to figure out Herbalife's correct price.
Shares of Herbalife jumped on Friday on news that regulators have concluded the company is not what Ackman alleged -- an illicit pyramid scheme.
You need out-and-out war between hedge fund managers and a monster squeeze to justify these prices, Cramer says.
It looks like the billionaire activist can't catch a break on these two stocks.
Anything above that, you speculate on Ackman vs. Icahn.
Investors eyeing a purchase of Vitamin Shoppe Inc stock, but cautious about paying the going market price of $30.02/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the February 2017 put at the $22.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $1.00.
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Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson may also be good buys according to TheStreet's founded.
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate
The consumer products giant's move into faster-growing health and wellness products continues to pay dividends.
The nutritional supplements retailer would be an attractive target for a private equity firm, but a merger with a big rival could also make sense.
Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Vitamin Shoppe Inc , where a total volume of 1,924 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 192,400 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 71.7% of VSI's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 268,250 shares.
Investors in Vitamin Shoppe Inc saw new options begin trading this week, for the November 18th expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 231 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 03/15/2016 settlement date, which shows a 552,054 share increase in total short interest for Vitamin Shoppe Inc , to 5,449,131, an increase of 11.27% since 03/01/2016. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.