Media stories about Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.4455894983326 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE NGVC) traded up 1.09% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $5.58. The company had a trading volume of 78,985 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $125.18 million, a P/E ratio of 17.60 and a beta of 0.93. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a one year low of $5.41 and a one year high of $13.79. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $6.10 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.75.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $194.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $196.26 million. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a net margin of 0.95% and a return on equity of 5.50%. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post $0.30 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently commented on NGVC shares. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 price target (down from $12.00) on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a report on Friday, June 30th. TheStreet lowered Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Monday, August 21st. Wolfe Research upgraded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $6.00 price target on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.92.

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In related news, insider Kemper Isely purchased 5,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $6.19 per share, for a total transaction of $33,426.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 3,118,302 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,302,289.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Elizabeth Isely purchased 5,993 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 11th. The shares were bought at an average price of $6.39 per share, with a total value of $38,295.27. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 1,269,306 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,110,865.34. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 14,393 shares of company stock valued at $89,721 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 60.00% of the company’s stock.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Company Profile

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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