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How to buy Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stock | $13.8

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares (NGVC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Search for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NGVC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$13.8, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage share price

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$13.8
52-week rangeUSD$4.684 - USD$15.7
50-day moving average USD$12.1969
200-day moving average USD$12.8823
Wall St. target priceUSD$16
PE ratio 15.9168
Dividend yield USD$0.28 (1.97%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.889

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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.8 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-08) -2.82%
1 month (2020-12-16) 6.07%
3 months (2020-10-15) 13.11%
6 months (2020-07-15) 2.22%
1 year (2020-01-15) 36.63%
2 years (2019-01-15) -12.82%
3 years (2018-01-12) 65.67%
5 years (2016-01-15) 21.52

Is Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage under- or over-valued?

Valuing Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's P/E ratio

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's PEG ratio

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.47. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's EBITDA

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$58.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage financials

Revenue TTM USD$1 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.68%
Gross profit TTM USD$283.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.44%
Return on equity TTM 12.13%
Profit margin 1.93%
Book value $7.676
Market capitalisation USD$319 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares

There are currently 1.1 million Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares held short by investors – that's known as Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares can be evaluated.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares traded daily (recently around 90728.266033254). Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's SIR currently stands at 12.63. In other words for every 100,000 Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares traded daily on the market, roughly 12630 shares are currently held short.

However Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares, or, against the total number of tradable Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.2302% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares, roughly 230 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage.

Find out more about how you can short Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stock.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 259.09% of net profits

Recently Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has paid out, on average, around 259.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shareholders could enjoy a 1.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.684 up to $15.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NGVC.US volatility(beta: 0.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's is 0.9532. This would suggest that Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage overview

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. Its stores also provide private label dietary supplements; body care products comprising cosmetics, skin care, hair care, fragrance, and personal care products containing natural and organic ingredients; pet care and food products; books and handouts; and household and general merchandise, including cleaning supplies, paper products, and dish and laundry soaps, as well as other common household products, such as diapers. The company operates its retail stores under the Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage trademark. As of November 19, 2020, it operated 160 stores in 20 states. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado.

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