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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) Shares Cross Above 200 Day Moving Average of $17.10

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC - Get Free Report)'s share price passed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Wednesday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $17.10 and traded as high as $21.32. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares last traded at $20.82, with a volume of 70,033 shares trading hands.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Stock Performance

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 0.88 and a quick ratio of 0.15. The firm has a market cap of $470.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.43 and a beta of 1.18. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $18.77 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $17.10.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC - Get Free Report) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The specialty retailer reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $308.09 million during the quarter. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a net margin of 2.42% and a return on equity of 17.60%. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.29 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. will post 1.13 EPS for the current year.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 19th. Investors of record on Monday, June 3rd will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.94%. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 31.75%.


Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Quadrature Capital Ltd boosted its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 45.1% in the 1st quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd now owns 31,639 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $570,000 after acquiring an additional 9,838 shares during the last quarter. EntryPoint Capital LLC acquired a new position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage during the first quarter valued at $36,000. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 14.7% in the first quarter. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. now owns 190,318 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $3,435,000 after purchasing an additional 24,400 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 0.5% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 636,658 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $11,492,000 after purchasing an additional 3,375 shares during the period. Finally, First Eagle Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 3.7% during the 1st quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 84,951 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $1,533,000 after buying an additional 3,050 shares during the last quarter. 31.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Company 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; private label repackaged bulk products, including dried fruits, nuts, grains, granolas, teas, herbs, and spices, as well as peanut and almond butters; private label products comprising grocery staples, household products, bulk foods, and vitamins and dietary supplements, as well as organic eggs, organic flavored coffee, and organic mustard; 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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