Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday.
Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of Village Super Market from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd.
Village Super Market opened at $29.90 on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm has a market cap of $424.72 million, a P/E ratio of 15.40 and a beta of 0.24. Village Super Market has a one year low of $21.95 and a one year high of $29.91. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.
In related news, CFO Orden John L. Van sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.25, for a total transaction of $39,375.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 18,138 shares in the company, valued at approximately $476,122.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director David Judge sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.08, for a total transaction of $54,160.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 13,900 shares in the company, valued at approximately $376,412. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 7,100 shares of company stock worth $190,395. 40.12% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its position in Village Super Market by 308.4% during the 4th quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 6,559 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,000 after purchasing an additional 4,953 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC acquired a new position in Village Super Market during the 4th quarter valued at about $290,000. Shufro Rose & Co. LLC acquired a new position in Village Super Market during the 1st quarter valued at about $319,000. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Village Super Market during the 4th quarter valued at about $322,000. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new position in Village Super Market during the 1st quarter valued at about $413,000. Institutional investors own 43.80% of the company’s stock.
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 29 ShopRite supermarkets, including 18 located in northern New Jersey, 8 located in southern New Jersey, 2 located in Maryland, and 1 located in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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