Media headlines about Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Village Super Market earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.4399342197771 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of NASDAQ:VLGEA opened at $28.36 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $399.14 million, a P/E ratio of 14.47 and a beta of 0.24. Village Super Market has a 1-year low of $27.89 and a 1-year high of $27.89. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.
Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $417.38 million during the quarter. Village Super Market had a net margin of 1.58% and a return on equity of 9.63%.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 5th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, April 4th.
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on VLGEA. BidaskClub cut shares of Village Super Market from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 12th. ValuEngine cut shares of Village Super Market from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd.
In related news, CFO Orden John L. Van sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.25, for a total value of $39,375.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 18,138 shares in the company, valued at approximately $476,122.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP John Sumas sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.28, for a total transaction of $54,560.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 116,805 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,186,440.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 7,100 shares of company stock valued at $190,395 over the last 90 days. 40.12% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
About Village Super Market
Village Super Market, Inc operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its stores feature specialty departments, such as an on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen, various natural and organic foods, ethnic and international foods, prepared foods, and pharmacies. The company operates a chain of 29 ShopRite supermarkets, including 18 located in northern New Jersey, 8 located in southern New Jersey, 2 located in Maryland, and 1 located in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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