Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) Share Price

News coverage about Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.957181132296 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) traded up $0.18 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $7.61. 46,422 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 138,345. The company has a market cap of $173.65, a P/E ratio of 16.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 10.57 and a beta of 1.12. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a one year low of $4.79 and a one year high of $11.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 1.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The specialty retailer reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $202.48 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $195.86 million. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 4.25% and a net margin of 1.27%. equities research analysts predict that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will post 0.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NGVC has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. TheStreet raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Deutsche Bank reduced their price target on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $8.00 to $6.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 17th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $11.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a report on Friday, February 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price 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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