Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) was downgraded by equities researchers at Barclays from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note issued on Monday, The Fly reports.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. TheStreet raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $11.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Deutsche Bank dropped their price target 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 report on Friday, November 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.00.

Shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) opened at $6.90 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 0.22. The stock has a market cap of $154.21, a P/E ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 9.88 and a beta of 0.97. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a one year low of $4.79 and a one year high of $12.65.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The specialty retailer reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $202.48 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $195.86 million. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a net margin of 1.27% and a return on equity of 4.25%. equities research analysts predict that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post 0.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL bought a new position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the second quarter valued at approximately $108,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 17.7% in 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 purchasing an additional 2,293 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 144.4% in the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 17,941 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $100,000 after purchasing an additional 10,600 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 408.2% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 18,660 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $167,000 after purchasing an additional 14,988 shares during the period. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the third quarter valued at approximately $125,000. 25.79% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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