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Rhumbline Advisers Upped Sandy Spring Bancorp Cmt (SASR) Stake; Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Has 1.23 Sentiment

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Rhumbline Advisers increased Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc Cmt (SASR) stake by 30.36% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Rhumbline Advisers acquired 8,101 shares as Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc Cmt (SASR)’s stock rose 6.32%. The Rhumbline Advisers holds 34,787 shares with $1.35 million value, up from 26,686 last quarter. Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc Cmt now has $1.51 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $42.55. About 52,715 shares traded. Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) has risen 6.43% since June 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.14% the S&P500. Some Historical SASR News: ; 05/04/2018 – Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. to Webcast First Quarter Earnings Conference Call on April 19, 2018; 24/04/2018 – SANDY SPRING BANCORP INC SASR.O : KBW RAISES TO OUTPERFORM FROM MARKET PERFORM; 03/04/2018 – Sandy Spring Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 26/04/2018 – Sandy Spring Bancorp Raises Dividend to 28c Vs. 26c; 19/04/2018 – SANDY SPRING 1Q EPS 61C; 11/05/2018 – Ejf Capital Buys New 1.6% Position in Sandy Spring; 22/04/2018 – DJ Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SASR); 19/04/2018 – Sandy Spring Bancorp 1Q EPS 61c; 19/04/2018 – Sandy Spring Bancorp 1Q Net Interest Income $62.9 Million; 27/04/2018 – Sandy Spring Bank Employees to Plant 150 Trees in 2018

Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Inc (NGVC) investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q1 2018. It’s down -0.25, from 1.48 in 2017Q4. The ratio fall, as 37 funds increased and opened new positions, while 30 reduced and sold their stakes in Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Inc. The funds in our database reported: 7.22 million shares, up from 6.12 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of funds holding Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage Inc in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 9 Reduced: 21 Increased: 20 New Position: 17.

Rutabaga Capital Management Llc Ma holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. for 164,538 shares. Gmt Capital Corp owns 746,805 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rice Hall James & Associates Llc has 0.04% invested in the company for 142,781 shares. The California-based Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. has invested 0.02% in the stock. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C., a New Jersey-based fund reported 33,461 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of Natural Grocers’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Natural Grocers, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. NGVC was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 23, 2016. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Friday, February 3. The rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 11. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Friday, September 23. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 31 to “Hold”.

Analysts await Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.02 earnings per share, down 33.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.03 per share. NGVC’s profit will be $447,286 for 141.13 P/E if the $0.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual earnings per share reported by Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -86.67% negative EPS growth.

Another recent and important Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “Natural Grocers expands craft beer and wine offerings to Oregon” on May 30, 2018.

The stock increased 1.71% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $11.29. About 39,900 shares traded. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) has risen 9.73% since June 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.84% the S&P500. Some Historical NGVC News: ; 18/04/2018 – Natural Grocers boosts minimum pay to $11 per hour; 03/05/2018 – Natural Grocers 2Q EPS 15c; 03/05/2018 – NATURAL GROCERS RAISING FY18 DAILY AVG COMP SALES GROWTH VIEW; 03/05/2018 – NATURAL GROCERS 2Q EPS 15C, EST. 13C; 30/05/2018 – NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC – UNDER AMENDMENT, ALBERT S WILL PAY UNIT A TRANSITION ALLOWANCE WITHIN 30 DAYS; 05/04/2018 – Natural Grocers to open Alberta Commons store with ribbon cutting on April 18; 03/05/2018 – NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC NGVC.N RAISES FY 2018 SHR VIEW TO $0.43 TO $0.50; 03/05/2018 – NATURAL GROCERS SEES FY EPS 43C TO 50C, EST. 22C; 17/04/2018 – Best deals on Earth – Freebies and sales at Natural Grocers on Earth Day; 30/05/2018 – NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC – ON MAY 25, CO’S UNIT ENTERED INTO AN AMENDMENT TO CUSTOMER DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT – SEC FILING

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates natural and organic groceries, and dietary supplement retail stores in the United States. The company has market cap of $252.49 million. 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; and beverages. It has a 25.31 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s 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; household and general merchandise, including cleaning supplies, paper products, dish and laundry soap, and other common household products; and books and handouts.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.46 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.92, from 1.54 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 18 investors sold SASR shares while 23 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 22.60 million shares or 33.01% more from 16.99 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. California State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 49,206 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Royal Bancshares Of Canada reported 941 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Penn Management has invested 0.21% in Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR). Citadel Advsrs Limited holds 32,169 shares. Jacobs Asset Limited Liability Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 36,889 shares. Wells Fargo Mn invested 0% of its portfolio in Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR). Bank & Trust Of Ny Mellon reported 237,845 shares. Maryland Capital reported 21,376 shares stake. Art Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 9,409 shares. Pnc Services Grp accumulated 37,711 shares or 0% of the stock. Swiss Bankshares owns 59,435 shares. Alpine Woods Cap Investors Limited Liability Company has 7,000 shares. Moreover, Sg Americas Limited Liability has 0% invested in Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR). Piermont Cap Mngmt reported 57,590 shares. Moreover, Amer Interest Grp Inc has 0% invested in Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) for 20,653 shares.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 31 selling transactions for $9.92 million activity. 10,000 shares were sold by BRACEWELL JOSEPH S, worth $390,853. 3,000 shares valued at $120,740 were sold by Michael Mark C on Thursday, April 26. Another trade for 1,538 shares valued at $59,408 was sold by REEDER JOE. $433,706 worth of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) shares were sold by Andersen Shaza L. On Monday, February 5 Stephenson Mona Abutaleb bought $22,693 worth of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) or 600 shares. Friis Mark E bought 1,000 shares worth $36,760. Another trade for 1,872 shares valued at $71,034 was made by McDowell Ronda M on Tuesday, January 30.

More news for Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for PCM, WGL, Savara, ConforMIS, Sandy Spring, and West Pharmaceutical …” on May 23, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “KBRA Assigns BBB+ Senior Unsecured Debt Rating for Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.” and published on June 06, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 7 analysts covering Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Sandy Spring Bancorp had 13 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) rating on Tuesday, October 3. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $44.0 target. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Stephens on Thursday, February 22. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 24 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 12 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, January 10.

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