Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NGVC) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $9.88.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on NGVC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. ValuEngine raised Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Finally, Citigroup boosted their target price on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $10.50 to $13.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday.

Shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage opened at $11.48 on Friday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a quick ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a 12 month low of $4.79 and a 12 month high of $11.73. The firm has a market cap of $248.24 million, a P/E ratio of 37.03, a P/E/G ratio of 12.94 and a beta of 1.09.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.02. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 4.47% and a net margin of 1.28%. The firm had revenue of $215.91 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $210.09 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post 0.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage news, insider Charity Isely sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.24, for a total value of $44,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 12,179 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $136,891.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 60.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 408.2% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 18,660 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $167,000 after purchasing an additional 14,988 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 137.7% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 21,444 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $191,000 after purchasing an additional 12,424 shares in the last quarter. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the fourth quarter valued at about $335,000. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 11.7% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 80,542 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $719,000 after purchasing an additional 8,444 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership bought a new stake in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the fourth quarter valued at about $745,000. Institutional investors own 33.65% of the company’s stock.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Company Profile

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, retails natural and organic groceries, and dietary supplements in the United States. The company's stores offer natural and organic grocery products, such as organic produce; bulk food and private label products; dry, frozen, and canned groceries; meat and seafood products; dairy products, dairy substitutes, and eggs; prepared foods; bread and baked products; beverages; and beer, wine, and hard cider products.

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