Natures Sunshine Stock Soars (NATR)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Natures Sunshine Products (Nasdaq: NATR) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $19.25 as of 11 a.m. ET, 21% above Tuesday's closing price of $15.91. Volume is at 72,761, 0.9 times the daily average of 78,700.

Natures Sunshine has a market cap of $247.7 million and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 77.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of nutritional and personal care products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Natures Sunshine as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Natures Sunshine Ratings Report.

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