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Shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NASDAQ:NGVC) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Net reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.20.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NASDAQ:NGVC) traded down 1.58% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $20.50. The stock had a trading volume of 18,783 shares. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a 52 week low of $18.95 and a 52 week high of $44.60. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $22.03 and a 200-day moving average of $35.01. The company has a market cap of $460.8 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.86.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NASDAQ:NGVC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.18. The company had revenue of $130.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $132.93 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage’s revenue was up 22.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post $0.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on NGVC shares. Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their price target on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $38.00 to $22.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 18th. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, May 26th. Finally, analysts at Piper Jaffray downgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 21st. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $37.00.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc is a specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements.

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