Could Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) Decline After Today’s Significant Increase?

April 17, 2018 - By Rodney Autry

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.37 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 11 investors sold Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. shares while 18 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 24 raised stakes. 6.12 million shares or 13.29% more from 5.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Barclays Public Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,461 shares stake. Moreover, Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has 0.02% invested in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) for 37,563 shares. Tudor Invest Corporation Et Al, a Connecticut-based fund reported 22,002 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability holds 0% or 252,700 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC). Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 80,542 shares. 15,961 are held by Credit Suisse Ag. 30,000 are held by Westfield Cap Mgmt Company Lp. Philadelphia accumulated 22,000 shares. Parametric Assocs has 195,448 shares. Pnc Fincl has invested 0% of its portfolio in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC). Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership stated it has 815,925 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Tiaa Cref Management Limited Liability Corp invested in 104,779 shares. American Grp owns 6,074 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 0% or 1,856 shares in its portfolio.

The stock of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 6.07% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $7.69. About 83,390 shares traded. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) has declined 31.87% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.42% the S&P500.
The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $171.87M company. It was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $8.07 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:NGVC worth $8.59 million more.

Analysts await Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.11 EPS, down 15.38 % or $0.02 from last year’s $0.13 per share. NGVC’s profit will be $2.46M for 17.48 P/E if the $0.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual EPS reported by Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 175.00 % EPS growth.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Natural Grocers (NYSE:NGVC), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Natural Grocers had 6 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The stock of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, October 26. The stock of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, February 2. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) on Wednesday, January 31 to “Outperform” rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, February 12 by Barclays Capital.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates natural and organic groceries, and dietary supplement retail stores in the United States. The company has market cap of $171.87 million. The Company’s stores offer natural and organic grocery products, such as organic produce; bulk food and private label products; dry, frozen, and canned groceries; meat and seafood products; dairy products, dairy substitutes, and eggs; prepared foods; bread and baked products; and beverages. It has a 17.24 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s stores also provide private label dietary supplements; body care products comprising cosmetics, skin care, hair care, fragrance, and personal care products containing natural and organic ingredients; pet care and food products; household and general merchandise, including cleaning supplies, paper products, dish and laundry soap, and other common household products; and books and handouts.

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