Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural and organic grocery retailer Natural Grocers has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Natural Grocers and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Natural Grocers facts
Lakewood, Colo. (1955)
Chairman/Principal Executive Officer Kemper Isely
Principal Executive Officer Zephyr Isely
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity
$18.1 million / $5.8 million
The Fresh Market
Sprouts Farmers Market
Whole Foods Market
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 16 members who have rated Natural Grocers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Family owned for over 5 decades and has had positive same store sales growth for the past three years. There's continued demand for organic food and dietary supplements and [Natural Grocers] is small enough to sneak around for a while before Whole Foods considers it a real threat. The downside is that the stock has underperformed the market in the last three months, falling 22% from its October 2012 high of [$24.65]. That said, it still remains 7% above its July 2012 IPO price.
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