News coverage about Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.6836224974227 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently commented on NGVC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. TheStreet cut shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $10.50 to $7.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 price objective (down previously from $12.00) on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Wolfe Research raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.92.

Shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE NGVC) traded up $0.29 during trading on Monday, hitting $5.25. 343,801 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 139,009. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a current ratio of 1.40. The company has a market cap of $111.28, a PE ratio of 15.50, a PEG ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.85.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by ($0.08). Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a net margin of 0.95% and a return on equity of 5.50%. The business had revenue of $194.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $196.26 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.12 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post 0.31 EPS for the current year.

In other Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage news, CFO Sandra Buffa sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.53, for a total transaction of $553,000.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 135,091 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $747,053.23. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Kemper Isely bought 5,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $6.19 per share, for a total transaction of $33,426.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 3,118,302 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,302,289.38. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 14,393 shares of company stock valued at $89,721. Company insiders own 60.00% of the company’s stock.

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Company Profile

Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Inc (Natural Grocers) is a specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company sells natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company’s grocery products include: bulk food and private label products, dry, frozen and canned groceries, meats and seafood, dairy products and dairy substitutes, prepared foods, bread and baked goods, and beverages.

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