The stock of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) is a huge mover today! About 91,605 shares traded hands. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) has declined 16.65% since April 27, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.88% the S&P500.
The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $240.13M company. It was reported on Nov, 30 by Barchart.com. We have $9.75 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:NGVC worth $19.21 million less.
Analysts await Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $0.14 earnings per share, down 17.65% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.17 per share. NGVC’s profit will be $3.17 million for 18.93 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.07 actual earnings per share reported by Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 100.00% EPS growth.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) Ratings Coverage
Out of 9 analysts covering Natural Grocers (NYSE:NGVC), 5 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 56% are positive. Natural Grocers has been the topic of 15 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Wedbush maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $20 target price in Friday, January 29 report. The rating was initiated by Wolfe Research with “Underperform” on Wednesday, November 18. The stock of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 21. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, September 23. Jefferies initiated Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) on Wednesday, August 26 with “Buy” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) rating on Tuesday, January 26. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $28.0 price target. On Tuesday, October 11 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy”. On Monday, November 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”.
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 1.24 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.08, from 1.32 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, 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.
Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 38,370 shares or 0% of the stock. Barclays Plc last reported 1,359 shares in the company. Northern Corporation holds 121,850 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Retail Bank Of America Corp De owns 42,555 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Wellington Mngmt Group Llp last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Pnc Fincl Svcs last reported 4,012 shares in the company. Millennium Management Limited has 32,924 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Fund Advsr accumulated 0% or 239,232 shares. Kornitzer Capital Mngmt Ks holds 0.02% or 70,500 shares in its portfolio. Fmr Ltd Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) for 1.20M shares. The California-based Wall Street Assoc has invested 0.65% in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC). Blackrock Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in the company for 37,922 shares. Art Advsr Limited Co has 31,944 shares for 0.02% of their US portfolio. State Street accumulated 0% or 149,716 shares. Manufacturers Life The holds 0% or 751 shares in its portfolio.
Insider Transactions: Since June 2, 2016, the stock had 1 insider purchase, and 2 insider sales for $22,285 net activity. The insider Cerkovnik Edward bought 4,000 shares worth $51,402. Isely Raquel M. had bought 1,400 shares worth $19,026 on Thursday, June 2. Isely Charity sold $18,287 worth of stock.
More notable recent Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “Natural Grocers stock price target cut to $16 from $29 at RBC Capital” on July 25, 2012, also Fool.com with their article: “Could Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Be the Next Big Player in Organic Food?” published on April 20, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Announces Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter and …” on November 17, 2016. More interesting news about Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) Q3 2016 Results – Earnings Call …” published on July 29, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call …” with publication date: May 06, 2016.
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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