Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.5706951784093 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE NGVC) traded up $0.18 on Friday, reaching $7.11. 102,410 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 192,480. The stock has a market cap of $154.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.80, a PEG ratio of 9.43 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.22 and a current ratio of 1.53. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a 1-year low of $4.79 and a 1-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 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $202.48 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $195.86 million. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a net margin of 1.27% and a return on equity of 4.25%. research analysts expect that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post 0.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently issued reports on NGVC. Zacks Investment Research cut Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Barclays cut Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada raised 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 research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, TheStreet raised Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.00.

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About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

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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