Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by Royal Bank Of Canada in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

NGVC has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their target price on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $8.00 to $6.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday. Wolfe Research upgraded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. TheStreet cut Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Monday, August 21st. Finally, Citigroup Inc. decreased their target price on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $10.50 to $7.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 14th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.30.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE NGVC) traded up $0.10 on Monday, reaching $6.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 405,666 shares, compared to its average volume of 142,376. The company has a quick ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 1.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The stock has a market cap of $140.30, a PE ratio of 20.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.43 and a beta of 0.85. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a 52 week low of $4.79 and a 52 week high of $13.79.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The specialty retailer reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 5.28% and a net margin of 0.90%. The business had revenue of $198.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $193.76 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.07 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post 0.26 EPS for the current year.

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In related news, CFO Sandra Buffa sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.53, for a total transaction of $553,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 135,091 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $747,053.23. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 60.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 103,603 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $857,000 after acquiring an additional 1,056 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 17.7% during the 2nd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 15,284 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $126,000 after acquiring an additional 2,293 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 4.3% during the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 81,434 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $846,000 after acquiring an additional 3,382 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 102.5% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 13,086 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $136,000 after acquiring an additional 6,623 shares in the last quarter. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 171.0% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 10,840 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $114,000 after purchasing an additional 6,840 shares in the last quarter. 30.84% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Inc (Natural Grocers) is a specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company sells natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company’s grocery products include: bulk food and private label products, dry, frozen and canned groceries, meats and seafood, dairy products and dairy substitutes, prepared foods, bread and baked goods, and beverages.

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