Inside Trading: Terry Bayer Sold 2,804 Shares of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (MOH); Natural Grocers BY Vitamin Cotta (NGVC) SI Decreased By 2.84%

Natural Grocers BY Vitamin Cotta (NYSE:NGVC) had a decrease of 2.84% in short interest. NGVC’s SI was 2.20 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 2.84% from 2.27M shares previously. With 320,600 avg volume, 7 days are for Natural Grocers BY Vitamin Cotta (NYSE:NGVC)’s short sellers to cover NGVC’s short positions. The SI to Natural Grocers BY Vitamin Cotta’s float is 28.5%. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $8.54. About 50,606 shares traded. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) has declined 26.55% since January 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.25% the S&P500.

The Chief Operating Officer of Molina Healthcare Inc, Terry Bayer, has just unloaded – 2,804 shares of the firm he’s operating – coming to an aggregate transaction of $256,931 USD (this based on share price of $91.6). Today, Terry Bayer owns 67,288 shares which are equivalent to precisely 0.12% of the Company’s market capitalization (total value of the shares outstanding). The selling was conducted on January 23, 2018 and was disclosed inside a report at the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s website.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 29 selling transactions for $49.12 million activity. Another trade for 19,885 shares valued at $1.50 million was sold by MOLINA JOHN C. 66,000 shares valued at $4.28M were sold by DENTINO WILLIAM on Tuesday, September 5. $16,260 worth of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) was sold by ROMNEY RONNA on Monday, September 25. The insider ORLANDO STEVEN J sold 1,500 shares worth $87,000. $1.02M worth of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) shares were sold by MOLINA J MARIO MD. $352,098 worth of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) shares were sold by Barlow Jeff D. On Monday, August 21 Rubino Lisa A sold $324,293 worth of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) or 5,378 shares.

Molina Healthcare, Inc. provides Medicaid-related solutions to meet the health care needs of low-income families and individuals; and to assist state agencies in their administration of the Medicaid program in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.27 billion. It operates through three divisions: Health Plans, Molina Medicaid Solutions, and Other. It currently has negative earnings. The Health Plans segment operates health plans in 12 states.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 43 investors sold Molina Healthcare, Inc. shares while 61 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 58.60 million shares or 8.44% more from 54.04 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv invested in 50,347 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Hanseatic Svcs holds 0% or 15 shares. Td Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) for 58,064 shares. Legal General Group Public Limited holds 0% or 71,545 shares. 1.95 million were reported by Viking Global Investors Lp. Invesco has 221,639 shares. Sectoral Asset Inc holds 1.95% or 220,359 shares in its portfolio. Principal Financial Group Inc Inc has 192,315 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Assetmark owns 43 shares. Rock Springs Mngmt Limited Partnership owns 1.34% invested in Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) for 422,500 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 270,981 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. 510 are held by Loomis Sayles And Lp. 5,145 are owned by Lucus Advsr Limited Liability Co. Earnest Lc holds 0.42% in Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) or 620,278 shares. 40,937 are held by Clinton Grp Inc.

Analysts await Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.24 earnings per share, down 61.90% or $0.39 from last year’s $0.63 per share. MOH’s profit will be $13.70M for 96.11 P/E if the $0.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual earnings per share reported by Molina Healthcare, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -78.76% negative EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering Molina Healthcare (NYSE:MOH), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Molina Healthcare has $105 highest and $45 lowest target. $74.76’s average target is -18.98% below currents $92.27 stock price. Molina Healthcare had 49 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Piper Jaffray. Barclays Capital maintained Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) rating on Tuesday, March 21. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $51 target. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MOH in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Morgan Stanley. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal Weight” rating in Monday, November 2 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 3 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Piper Jaffray initiated the shares of MOH in report on Wednesday, January 4 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Friday, July 14 with “Underperform”. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of MOH in report on Wednesday, May 31 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Jefferies.

The stock increased 0.33% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $92.27. About 787,822 shares traded. Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) has risen 48.61% since January 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.91% the S&P500.

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 $190.85 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 27.82 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.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $553,219 activity. $553,219 worth of stock was sold by Buffa Sandra on Thursday, September 28.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.34, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 10 investors sold Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. shares while 17 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 18 raised stakes. 5.40 million shares or 24.49% less from 7.15 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Quantum Capital holds 186,376 shares. Legal General Grp Incorporated Public Ltd Com accumulated 2,588 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Ny Mellon has 0% invested in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC). Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Lc reported 42,048 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 8,200 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited, Illinois-based fund reported 23,467 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage, a New York-based fund reported 848 shares. Tower Rech Capital Ltd Co (Trc) invested in 0% or 452 shares. Moreover, Rice Hall James Assocs Lc has 0.04% invested in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) for 150,420 shares. River Road Asset Mngmt Limited Co holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC) for 645,577 shares. Susquehanna Group Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 0% or 11,176 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Company, a New York-based fund reported 36,606 shares. Moreover, Macquarie Grp Inc has 0% invested in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE:NGVC). Geode Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0% or 72,098 shares in its portfolio. 15,910 are owned by Ameriprise Financial Inc.