BidaskClub downgraded shares of Village Super Market, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:VLGEA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

Shares of NASDAQ:VLGEA opened at $29.06 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $411.82 million, a PE ratio of 14.47 and a beta of 0.04. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. Village Super Market, Inc. Class A has a twelve month low of $21.95 and a twelve month high of $31.49.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 4th will be issued a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 3rd. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.44%.

In other Village Super Market, Inc. Class A news, Director David Judge sold 1,196 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.47, for a total value of $35,246.12. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $212,184. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 40.18% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in VLGEA. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Village Super Market, Inc. Class A by 10.1% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 541,266 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,946,000 after buying an additional 49,513 shares during the period. Matarin Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Village Super Market, Inc. Class A in the 1st quarter valued at $1,081,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Village Super Market, Inc. Class A by 6.5% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 632,957 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,691,000 after buying an additional 38,418 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Village Super Market, Inc. Class A during the 1st quarter worth $822,000. Finally, Teton Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of Village Super Market, Inc. Class A by 45.7% during the 2nd quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 70,781 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,085,000 after purchasing an additional 22,200 shares during the period. 45.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Village Super Market, Inc. Class A

Village Super Market, Inc operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its stores feature specialty departments, such as an on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen, various natural and organic foods, ethnic and international foods, prepared foods, and pharmacies. The company operates a chain of 29 ShopRite supermarkets, including 18 located in northern New Jersey, 8 located in southern New Jersey, 2 located in Maryland, and 1 located in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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