GMT Capital Corp bought a new position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 91,298 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $509,000. GMT Capital Corp owned about 0.41% of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Royce & Associates LP raised its stake in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 25.8% in the 2nd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 824,694 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,820,000 after acquiring an additional 169,046 shares during the last quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP raised its stake in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 17.5% in the 2nd quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP now owns 764,614 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,323,000 after acquiring an additional 113,759 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 29.8% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 448,490 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,709,000 after acquiring an additional 102,891 shares during the last quarter. Quantum Capital Management purchased a new position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the 3rd quarter worth $1,040,000. Finally, State Street Corp raised its stake in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 9.9% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 176,410 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,460,000 after acquiring an additional 15,843 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 30.84% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on NGVC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. TheStreet lowered Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $14.00 target price on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Deutsche Bank AG reduced 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 research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Wolfe Research upgraded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.70.

In other Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage news, CFO Sandra Buffa sold 100,000 shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.53, for a total transaction of $553,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 135,091 shares in the company, valued at approximately $747,053.23. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 60.30% of the company’s stock.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE NGVC) opened at $7.04 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $158.03, a PE ratio of 22.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.25 and a beta of 0.85. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. has a 52 week low of $4.79 and a 52 week high of $13.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a current ratio of 1.40.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The specialty retailer reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $198.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $193.76 million. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 5.28% and a net margin of 0.90%. The company’s revenue was up 9.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.07 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. will post 0.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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