Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NGVC) Stake Increased by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) by 29.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 579,663 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 131,173 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 2.58% of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage worth $3,234,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its holdings 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 in the last quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL bought a new position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the second quarter valued at approximately $108,000. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the third quarter valued at approximately $125,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in 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 acquiring an additional 2,293 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the third quarter valued at approximately $187,000. 25.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE NGVC) traded up $0.12 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $7.02. 16,432 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 164,756. The firm has a market cap of $152.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.23, a PEG ratio of 9.28 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a quick ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc has a one year low of $4.79 and a one year high of $12.65.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The specialty retailer reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $202.48 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $195.86 million. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 4.25% and a net margin of 1.27%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc will post 0.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NGVC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Barclays lowered shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Monday. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank lowered 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 note on Friday, November 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.00.

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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.

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

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