Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NGVC) Stake Raised by Strs Ohio

Strs Ohio lifted its position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) by 45.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 32,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 10,200 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.14% of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage worth $547,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 15.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,152,629 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $14,685,000 after buying an additional 157,091 shares in the last quarter. GMT Capital Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 4.9% in the second quarter. GMT Capital Corp now owns 783,418 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $9,981,000 after buying an additional 36,613 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 23.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 665,792 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $8,482,000 after buying an additional 125,301 shares in the last quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 7.1% in the second quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 265,855 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,387,000 after buying an additional 17,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 24.9% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 263,300 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,354,000 after buying an additional 52,500 shares in the last quarter. 34.64% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NGVC stock opened at $17.24 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 0.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. The company has a market capitalization of $382.88 million, a P/E ratio of 50.35 and a beta of 1.11. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc has a 1-year low of $4.83 and a 1-year high of $19.98.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Barclays raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Citigroup increased their price target on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from $15.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price target on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Wolfe Research downgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.75.

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About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

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 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; beverages; and beer, wine, and hard cider products.

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