Friday, February 02, 2018 10:15 PM ET
Insider buy at Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) Extends the Trend of purchases over Last Quarter
There was substantial purchase activity in Vitamin Shoppe shares by an insider today, as revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. One insider — Capital Management Shah, 10% Owner — bought 490,000 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $2,000,470. There was one insider buy/sell transaction in the past 90 days prior to this transaction which resulted in the purchase of 854,997 shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net purchases of 1,344,997 shares and have averaged 672,499 shares per transaction over this time period.
Insider buy/sell trading at Vitamin Shoppe is higher than the 4 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Health Food Stores peer group saw 2 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.5 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Vitamin Shoppe insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 854,997 shares purchased and 0 shares sold with company insiders having bought 854,997 shares on average.
In order to focus on significant insider buying and selling activity, all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers has been eliminated data obtained to evaluate and write this story.
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