News articles about Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) have been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Village Super Market earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) traded up 0.04% during trading on Friday, reaching $25.01. 28,064 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $354.79 million, a PE ratio of 14.58 and a beta of 0.60. The company’s 50-day moving average is $26.30 and its 200 day moving average is $29.59. Village Super Market has a 52 week low of $24.66 and a 52 week high of $36.42.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 6th were issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, April 4th. Village Super Market’s dividend payout ratio is presently 57.14%.
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In other Village Super Market news, insider John Sumas sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.85, for a total value of $53,700.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 155,711 shares in the company, valued at $4,180,840.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP William Sumas sold 2,902 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.03, for a total value of $78,441.06. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 317,834 shares in the company, valued at $8,591,053.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 20,404 shares of company stock valued at $548,284. 40.12% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
About Village Super Market
Village Super Market, Inc (Village) is engaged in retail sale of food and nonfood products. As of July 30, 2016, the Company operated a chain of 29 ShopRite supermarkets, 18 of which are located in northern New Jersey, eight in southern New Jersey, two in Maryland and one in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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