Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC Has $761,000 Position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NGVC)

Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC) by 13.6% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 49,648 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,954 shares during the period. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage were worth $761,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new position in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage during the fourth quarter valued at $416,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 24.3% during the fourth quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 82,145 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,259,000 after buying an additional 16,070 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 85.8% during the third quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 236,678 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,997,000 after buying an additional 109,263 shares in the last quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC grew its stake in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage by 12.6% in the fourth quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 41,760 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $640,000 after purchasing an additional 4,667 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ibex Investors LLC bought a new position in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in the third quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Institutional investors own 40.09% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in a research report on Wednesday, January 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.25.



Shares of NYSE:NGVC opened at $11.93 on Monday. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc has a 1 year low of $6.79 and a 1 year high of $24.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.16 and a current ratio of 1.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $267.31 million, a PE ratio of 32.24 and a beta of 0.98.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The specialty retailer reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $221.52 million during the quarter. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage had a return on equity of 6.64% and a net margin of 1.11%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc will post 0.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Profile

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 products; 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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