Teton Advisors Inc. Takes $216,000 Position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC)

Teton Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVCGet Rating) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 11,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $216,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of NGVC. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. raised its holdings in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 59.9% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. now owns 5,306 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $76,000 after acquiring an additional 1,987 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 18.0% during the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 16,338 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $233,000 after purchasing an additional 2,489 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its stake in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 1,055.6% during the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 28,474 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $406,000 after buying an additional 26,010 shares in the last quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 2.3% in the 4th quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 32,142 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $458,000 after buying an additional 734 shares during the period. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $103,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 36.35% of the company’s stock.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Price Performance

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stock opened at $13.32 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a current ratio of 1.09. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. has a 52 week low of $9.88 and a 52 week high of $24.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $302.06 million, a P/E ratio of 11.48 and a beta of 1.07. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $15.57 and a 200-day moving average of $17.43.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVCGet Rating) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The specialty retailer reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.03). Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 17.56% and a net margin of 2.43%. The business had revenue of $266.31 million for the quarter. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 26th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.00%. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 34.48%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, StockNews.com upgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Profile

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, retails natural and organic groceries, and dietary supplements in the United States. The company's stores offer natural and organic grocery products, such as organic produce; bulk food products; private label products comprising pasta, pasta sauce, ketchup, canned beans and vegetables, frozen vegetables, frozen fruits, frozen meals, frozen pizza, bread, baking mixes, plant based butter, olive and coconut oil, coconut milk, honey, maple syrup, preserves, chocolate, coffee, bacon, beef jerky, canned seafood, popcorn, tortilla chips, taco shells, eggs, cheese, apple sauce, apple cider vinegar, spring water, paper products, cleaning products, and other products; dry, frozen, and canned groceries; meat and seafood products; dairy products, dairy substitutes, and eggs; prepared foods; bread and baked products; beverages; and beer, wine, and hard cider products.

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