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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NASDAQ:NGVC) updated its FY14 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.58-0.61 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.60, Analyst Ratings Net reports.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. 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. On a related note, 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. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $32.20.

Shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NASDAQ:NGVC) traded down 5.03% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $22.68. The stock had a trading volume of 341,300 shares. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc 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 $22.54 and a 200-day moving average of $31.91. The company has a market cap of $509.8 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.55.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NASDAQ:NGVC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.15. The company had revenue of $134.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $134.96 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage’s revenue was up 18.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc will post $0.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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