Media stories about Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Village Super Market earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.9812965925856 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, BidaskClub raised Village Super Market from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd.

Shares of Village Super Market (NASDAQ VLGEA) traded down 0.98% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $24.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 40,456 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $349.63 million, a P/E ratio of 15.19 and a beta of 0.31. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $24.20 and its 200-day moving average is $24.97. Village Super Market has a one year low of $22.43 and a one year high of $36.42.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 5th will be given a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 4th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.11%. Village Super Market’s payout ratio is 62.50%.

In other news, VP John Sumas sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.67, for a total transaction of $49,340.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 121,205 shares in the company, valued at $2,990,127.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 40.12% of the company’s stock.

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About Village Super Market

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.

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