LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) _ Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. (NGVC) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $2 million.

The Lakewood, Colorado-based company said it had net income of 9 cents per share.

The retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements posted revenue of $213.1 million in the period.

Natural Grocers expects full-year earnings to be 48 cents to 50 cents per share.

Natural Grocers shares have risen 51 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has risen 56 percent in the last 12 months.

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