The Insider, Vintage Capital Management Llc Invested in 528,305 Shares of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (VSI); Shorts at Tessco Technologies (TESS) Lowered By 12.33%

January 4, 2018 - By Jerrie Dane

Purchase totalling exactly $2.29 million U.S Dollars was made public online in a legal report submitted to the D.C. based-SEC on January 3, 2018. According to which, Vintage Capital Management Llc, an insider in Vitamin Shoppe Inc had purchased exactly 528,305 shares – ( at $4.3 for each one share ). The probability of this transaction remaining unseen is super low due to its volume, with the insider currently holding 3.26 million shares —- that is 13.60% of the market capitalization of the Company.

Tessco Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) had a decrease of 12.33% in short interest. TESS’s SI was 6,400 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 12.33% from 7,300 shares previously. With 17,000 avg volume, 0 days are for Tessco Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS)’s short sellers to cover TESS’s short positions. The SI to Tessco Technologies Incorporated’s float is 0.1%. The stock decreased 1.62% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $18.2. About 14,913 shares traded. TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) has risen 6.68% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.02% the S&P500.

TESSCO Technologies Incorporated architects and delivers products and value chain solutions to support wireless systems in the United States. The company has market cap of $152.48 million. It offers base station infrastructure products, including base station antennas, cable and transmission lines, small towers, lightning protection devices, connectors, power systems, enclosures, grounding, jumpers, miscellaneous hardware products, and mobile antennas to build, repair, and upgrade wireless broadband systems; and connector installation, custom jumper assembly, site kitting, and logistics integration services. It has a 54.98 P/E ratio. The firm also offers network systems, such as fixed and mobile broadband radio equipment, wireless networking filtering and distributed antenna systems, two-way radios, and security and surveillance products; and training classes, technical support, and engineering design services.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.09 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.49, from 1.6 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 3 investors sold TESSCO Technologies Incorporated shares while 8 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 18 raised stakes. 4.83 million shares or 0.59% less from 4.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 1,910 were accumulated by Nationwide Fund. Jpmorgan Chase And Co owns 6,556 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Stifel Fincl owns 34,184 shares. Rbf Cap holds 0.03% or 16,429 shares. Panagora Asset accumulated 10,909 shares. Blackrock holds 311,720 shares or 0% of its portfolio. California Employees Retirement System holds 52,775 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moors & Cabot reported 0.14% stake. 64,800 are owned by Wedge Management L Limited Partnership Nc. Envestnet Asset invested in 0% or 2,765 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) for 98,656 shares. Crawford Invest Counsel owns 106,276 shares. 1,017 are owned by Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt Incorporated. Morgan Stanley reported 8,414 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Renaissance Lc reported 392,600 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Among 11 analysts covering Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Vitamin Shoppe has $41 highest and $3 lowest target. $19.67’s average target is 329.95% above currents $4.575 stock price. Vitamin Shoppe had 26 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, November 3 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Friday, September 15. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 2 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, May 11. As per Thursday, November 5, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 17. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. Wedbush initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, April 21 report.

The stock increased 6.40% or $0.275 during the last trading session, reaching $4.575. About 351,445 shares traded. Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI) has declined 57.70% since January 4, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 74.40% the S&P500.