The stock of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.24% or $0.35 during the last trading session, hitting $11.16. About 137,739 shares traded hands or 51.59% up from the average. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) has declined 46.62% since February 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.04% the S&P500.
The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $249.07M company. It was reported on Oct, 1 by Barchart.com. We have $25.44 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:NGVC worth $318.81 million more.
Analysts await Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) to report earnings on November, 17. They expect $0.09 earnings per share, down 30.77% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.13 per share. NGVC’s profit will be $2.01 million for 31.00 P/E if the $0.09 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual earnings per share reported by Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% negative EPS growth.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) Ratings Coverage
Out of 7 analysts covering Natural Grocers (NYSE:NGVC), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 43% are positive. Natural Grocers has been the topic of 13 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) on Thursday, April 21 to “Sector Perform” rating. Wedbush maintained Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) rating on Friday, January 29. Wedbush has “Neutral” rating and $20 price target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Canaccord Genuity. Wolfe Research initiated Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) on Wednesday, November 18 with “Underperform” rating. On Monday, November 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 26.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is a specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company provides healthy foods, vitamins, and supplements including allergy, aloe products, amino acids, antioxidants, animal products, beverages, medical, cleansing and clearance, weight loss, electrolytes, energy, cosmetics, natural, minerals, vitamins, pain relief, and supplements. It has locations primarily in Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Missouri, New Mexico, Montana, Kansas, Idaho, Nebraska and Arizona. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is based in Lakewood, Colorado.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.32 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.60, from 1.92 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, as 15 funds sold all Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc shares owned while 19 reduced positions. 19 funds bought stakes while 26 increased positions. They now own 6.82 million shares or 16.61% less from 8.18 million shares in 2016Q1.
Teachers Advisors Inc accumulated 20,272 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock Inv Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 37,922 shares in its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Limited Company owns 36,418 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Stoneridge Inv Partners Llc holds 0.03% or 15,801 shares in its portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt has 0% invested in the company for 18,122 shares. Morgan Stanley accumulated 0% or 2,236 shares. Vanguard Group, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 395,448 shares. Archford Cap Strategies Ltd Liability Co reported 60 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Summit Creek Advsrs Limited, a Minnesota-based fund reported 136,386 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt Inc last reported 25,718 shares in the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 3,972 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Amer Intll Grp has 0% invested in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) for 5,237 shares. Gsa Cap Prtn Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.01% invested in the company for 14,400 shares. Legal And General Group Public Ltd Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) for 1,172 shares. State Street, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 149,716 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since May 10, 2016, the stock had 3 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $95,391 net activity. Shares for $51,402 were bought by Cerkovnik Edward on Wednesday, August 3. Halle Richard bought $54,080 worth of stock or 4,000 shares. On Wednesday, September 14 Isely Charity sold $10,830 worth of the stock or 1,000 shares. Isely Raquel M. bought $19,026 worth of stock or 1,400 shares.
More news for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Could Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Be the Next Big Player in Organic Food?” on April 20, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) Q3 2016 Results – Earnings Call …” and published on July 29, 2016 is yet another important article.
NGVC Company Profile
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., incorporated on April 9, 2012, is a retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Firm offers a selection of natural and organic food, dietary supplements, body care products, pet care products and books. It operates in the natural and organic retail stores segment. The Firm operates within the natural products retail industry, which includes conventional supermarkets, natural, gourmet and specialty food markets, mass and discount retailers, warehouse clubs, independent health food stores, dietary supplement retailers, drug stores, farmers’ markets, food cooperatives (co-ops), mail order and online retailers, and multi-level marketers. The Firm offers a range of cosmetics, skin care, hair care, fragrance and personal care products. The Company’s offerings include hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free household products, including cleaning supplies, paper products, dish and laundry soap, and other common household products, including diapers. The Company’s other products include books and handouts. The Firm stocks approximately 400 titles in each store’s book department. The Company’s titles cover various approaches to diet, lifestyle and health. It offers various handouts on health topics and dietary supplements.
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