Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 33,561 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $187,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd owned 0.15% of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL purchased a new position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage during the second quarter valued at about $108,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 17.7% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 15,284 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 2,293 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 144.4% during the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 17,941 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 10,600 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 75.8% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 26,916 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 11,603 shares during the period. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 165.4% during the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 85,640 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $709,000 after buying an additional 53,375 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 25.77% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Citigroup reduced their price target on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $10.50 to $7.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Deutsche Bank dropped their price objective on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $8.00 to $6.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.70.

In related news, CFO Sandra Buffa sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.53, for a total transaction of $553,000.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 135,091 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $747,053.23. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 60.30% of the company’s stock.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) traded down $0.23 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $8.25. 159,227 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 260,127. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. has a 1-year low of $4.79 and a 1-year high of $13.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 0.14. The company has a market capitalization of $189.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.35, a P/E/G ratio of 5.12 and a beta of 1.09.

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

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC)

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