Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Village Super Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLGEA) by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 529,909 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 22,811 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 3.68% of Village Super Market worth $13,735,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of VLGEA. Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in shares of Village Super Market by 77.5% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 166,801 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,324,000 after acquiring an additional 72,805 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in shares of Village Super Market by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 527,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,673,000 after acquiring an additional 24,100 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its holdings in shares of Village Super Market by 26.8% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 51,590 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,337,000 after acquiring an additional 10,900 shares during the period. Cigna Investments Inc. New acquired a new stake in shares of Village Super Market during the 2nd quarter worth about $266,000. Finally, New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust acquired a new stake in shares of Village Super Market during the 2nd quarter worth about $259,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 42.86% of the company’s stock.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded Village Super Market from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th.

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In other Village Super Market news, EVP John Sumas sold 5,000 shares of Village Super Market stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.22, for a total value of $121,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 135,605 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,284,353.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 40.18% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Village Super Market, Inc. (VLGEA) opened at $23.47 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.89, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $338.39, a PE ratio of 14.99 and a beta of 0.31. Village Super Market, Inc. has a 52-week low of $22.43 and a 52-week high of $36.42.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 5th were given a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, October 4th. Village Super Market’s dividend payout ratio is currently 62.50%.

Village Super Market Company Profile

Village Super Market, Inc (Village) is engaged in retail sale of food and nonfood products. As of July 30, 2016, the Company operated a chain of 29 ShopRite supermarkets, 18 of which are located in northern New Jersey, eight in southern New Jersey, two in Maryland and one in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA)

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