Williams Jones & Associates LLC bought a new stake in Village Super Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLGEA) in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 52,965 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,448,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in Village Super Market by 38.4% during the 4th quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,884 shares of the company’s stock worth $50,000 after purchasing an additional 523 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in Village Super Market by 31.3% in the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 2,273 shares of the company’s stock worth $61,000 after acquiring an additional 542 shares during the period. Mackenzie Financial Corp boosted its holdings in Village Super Market by 6.1% in the 4th quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 9,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $257,000 after acquiring an additional 550 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in Village Super Market by 2.0% in the 4th quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 28,522 shares of the company’s stock worth $763,000 after acquiring an additional 560 shares during the period. Finally, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Village Super Market by 8.1% in the 1st quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 8,037 shares of the company’s stock worth $219,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares during the period. 45.85% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Village Super Market from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 24th.

Shares of Village Super Market stock traded up $0.19 on Wednesday, hitting $25.63. 836 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 30,378. The stock has a market cap of $366.90 million, a P/E ratio of 15.58 and a beta of 0.38. The company has a current ratio of 1.67, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15. Village Super Market, Inc. has a 52-week low of $23.75 and a 52-week high of $32.20.

Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, June 4th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $395.46 million during the quarter. Village Super Market had a return on equity of 7.65% and a net margin of 1.51%.

In other news, Director Peter Lavoy sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.41, for a total transaction of $68,525.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 31,028 shares in the company, valued at approximately $850,477.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 5,383 shares of company stock valued at $144,988. Company insiders own 31.63% of the company’s stock.

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About Village Super Market

Village Super Market, Inc operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its stores feature specialty departments, such as an on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen, various natural and organic foods, ethnic and international foods, prepared foods, and pharmacies. The company operates a chain of 30 ShopRite supermarkets, including 18 located in northern New Jersey, 8 located in southern New Jersey, 2 located in Maryland, 1 located in northeastern Pennsylvania, and 1 in Bronx, New York City.

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