LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage were up more than 20% in their first day of trading Wednesday after the organic-product retailer had its stock priced at $15 per share and opened at $18. The company offered about 7.1 million shares, including about 3.5 million that were offered by previous investors and 3.6 million offered by the company itself. The stock now trades under the symbol NGVC on the New York Stock Exchange. It closed at $17.93. VIEWPOINT: ...

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