Media stories about Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.3195931113099 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on NGVC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. TheStreet raised Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $8.00 to $6.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.00.

Shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE NGVC) traded down $0.49 during trading on Monday, hitting $6.77. The stock had a trading volume of 183,471 shares, compared to its average volume of 170,383. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has a 1 year low of $4.79 and a 1 year high of $12.65. The stock has a market cap of $162.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.18, a PEG ratio of 9.88 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 0.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

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

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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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