Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.09

Media coverage about Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.5154887426902 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) opened at 5.59 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $6.28 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.89. The stock has a market cap of $125.41 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.63 and a beta of 0.93. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a 12-month low of $5.41 and a 12-month high of $13.79.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) 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 firm had revenue of $194.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $196.26 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.12 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post $0.30 EPS for the current year.

NGVC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on 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. TheStreet lowered Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $6.00 price objective on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $14.00 price objective on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.92.

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In related news, insider Elizabeth Isely bought 5,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 11th. The stock was bought at an average price of $6.39 per share, with a total value of $38,295.27. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 1,269,306 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,110,865.34. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Kemper Isely bought 5,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $6.19 per share, with a total value of $33,426.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 3,118,302 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,302,289.38. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased a total of 14,393 shares of company stock worth $89,721 in the last ninety days. 60.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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