Media headlines about Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.6708456919227 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

NGVC has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 price objective on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a report on Thursday, May 18th. TheStreet downgraded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Monday, August 21st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $10.00 price objective on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Wolfe Research raised Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.92.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) traded up 3.21% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $5.79. The company had a trading volume of 21,588 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $6.59 and its 200 day moving average is $9.04. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a 12-month low of $5.41 and a 12-month high of $13.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $129.89 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.26 and a beta of 0.93.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.08). Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 5.50% and a net margin of 0.95%. The business had revenue of $194.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $196.26 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post $0.30 earnings per share for the current year.

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

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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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