$0.11 EPS Expected for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NGVC) This Quarter

Equities research analysts expect Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) to post earnings per share of $0.11 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.09 and the highest is $0.13. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reported earnings per share of $0.13 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 15.4%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, May 3rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will report full-year earnings of $0.21 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.15 to $0.28. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $0.21 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.13 to $0.29. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The specialty retailer reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.03). Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 4.25% and a net margin of 1.27%. The business had revenue of $202.48 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $195.86 million.

A number of research firms recently commented on NGVC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Barclays lowered shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. TheStreet raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, 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 objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.00.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) opened at $6.99 on Thursday. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a 52 week low of $4.79 and a 52 week high of $12.61. 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 company has a market cap of $153.54, a P/E ratio of 15.53, a P/E/G ratio of 9.35 and a beta of 0.97.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 103,603 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $857,000 after buying an additional 1,056 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 17.7% during the 2nd 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. Two Sigma Investments LP raised its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 7.9% during the 4th quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 109,183 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $975,000 after purchasing an additional 7,984 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 11.7% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 80,542 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $719,000 after purchasing an additional 8,444 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 144.4% during the 3rd 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. 26.61% of the stock is 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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