TheStreet upgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note published on Friday.

NGVC has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Deutsche Bank dropped their price objective on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $8.00 to $6.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Wolfe Research raised Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an underperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Citigroup decreased their target price on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $10.50 to $7.50 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $8.70.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE NGVC) traded up $0.36 on Friday, reaching $8.21. The company had a trading volume of 289,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 145,791. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a one year low of $4.79 and a one year high of $13.79. The company has a current ratio of 1.40, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The stock has a market cap of $176.22, a PE ratio of 25.32, a P/E/G ratio of 4.74 and a beta of 1.09.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The specialty retailer reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 5.28% and a net margin of 0.90%. The company had revenue of $198.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $193.76 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.07 EPS. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage’s revenue was up 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post 0.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage news, CFO Sandra Buffa sold 100,000 shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.53, for a total transaction of $553,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 135,091 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $747,053.23. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 60.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Royce & Associates LP raised its position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 25.8% during the 2nd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 824,694 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $6,820,000 after purchasing an additional 169,046 shares in the last quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP raised its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 17.5% in the 2nd quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP now owns 764,614 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,323,000 after acquiring an additional 113,759 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 29.2% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 579,663 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,234,000 after acquiring an additional 131,173 shares in the last quarter. Quantum Capital Management bought a new position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the 3rd quarter worth $1,040,000. Finally, State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 9.9% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 176,410 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,460,000 after acquiring an additional 15,843 shares in the last quarter. 25.77% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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