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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NASDAQ:NGVC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are covering the company, StockRatingsNetwork reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $28.00.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on NGVC shares. Analysts at Stephens downgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a $23.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $42.00. Separately, analysts at Piper Jaffray cut their price target on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage to $21.00 in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at SunTrust cut their price target on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $35.00 to $32.00 in a research note on Friday, August 1st.

Shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NASDAQ:NGVC) opened at 18.87 on Monday. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a 52-week low of $18.62 and a 52-week high of $44.60. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $21.88 and a 200-day moving average of $30.37. The company has a market cap of $424.1 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.31.

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. On average, analysts predict that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post $0.60 earnings per share 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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