Whole Foods Market, Inc.
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  • Jul. 30, 2014, 4:07 PM
    • Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM): FQ3 EPS of $0.41 beats by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $3.38B (+10.5% Y/Y) misses by $10M.
    • Shares -6.5%.
    | Jul. 30, 2014, 4:07 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jul. 10, 2014, 1:06 PM
    • Cantor Fitzgerald thinks Whole Foods Market (WFM -1.6%) needs to peel off some more share price before investors should jump in.
    • The combination of slower growth trends and higher input costs creates some operational challenges which haven't been fully factored in yet, according to analyst Ajay Jain.
    • Whole Foods Market is down 34.8% YTD and is 42.4% off its 52-week high.
    | Jul. 10, 2014, 1:06 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 8, 2014, 11:21 AM
    • A harsh downgrade from Goldman Sachs on The Fresh Market has soured the mood in the specialty grocery store sector.
    • Heightened pricing competition and increasing input costs could make it hard for the companies to meet earnings estimates this quarter, warn analysts.
    • On the move: Whole Foods Market (WFM) -1.5%, Fairway Group (FWM) -4.2%, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) -1.7%.
    | Jul. 8, 2014, 11:21 AM | 6 Comments
  • Jun. 25, 2014, 5:46 PM
    • Deutsche Bank sees tough times for Supervalu (SVU) and Safeway (SWY) if and when Amazon (AMZN) expands its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service beyond its three current test markets.
    • Kroger (KR) should fare better due to its strong price positioning and weighted average market share positions, and natural/organic specialty players are better positioned to absorb AMZN’s expansion, with Whole Food (WFM) least at-risk due to its product mix, differentiated format, strong EBIT margins and very strong balance sheet.
    • Morgan Stanley, however, doesn't see online as a major threat to brick and mortar food retailers after its own survey showed consumers’ interest in online ordering - either to be picked-up at store, or delivered to home - is very low.
    | Jun. 25, 2014, 5:46 PM | 9 Comments
  • Jun. 25, 2014, 10:55 AM
    • Looking over the battered natural/organic growth group, Morgan Stanley buys the dip in Whole Foods (WFM +0.5%) and Sprouts (SFM +3%), initiating both at Overweight, but The Fresh Market (TFM -1.7%) is started at Underweight.
    • Plain-jane and red-hot The Kroger (KR +0.2%), meanwhile, also rates an Overweight rating.
    | Jun. 25, 2014, 10:55 AM | 6 Comments
  • Jun. 25, 2014, 2:22 AM
    • Whole Foods Market (WFM) will pay $800k after a year-long probe revealed one of its Californian stores charged more than the posted price on various items.
    • Civil penalties of $630k will be paid to the city attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Monica, $100k will be given into a consumer trust fund, and $68k will be paid toward costs.
    • The company will also implement a five-year monitoring period that insures correct pricing, increases supervision of its pricing practices and includes random audits.
    | Jun. 25, 2014, 2:22 AM | 10 Comments
  • Jun. 23, 2014, 10:20 AM
    • Whole Foods Market (WFM +0.8%) ranks in the top 5% of the S&P 500 companies which will see the highest dividend growth over the next three years, according to a forecast from Bloomberg.
    • Bloomberg thinks the grocery store operator will see its payout rate boosted by 19.45% during the period.
    | Jun. 23, 2014, 10:20 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 5, 2014, 2:07 PM
    • Whole Foods Market (WFM +4.2%) is lined up by Imperial Capital with an Outperform rating on the compelling valuation it sees at current levels. The investment firm has a $48 price target.
    • There's also some chatter on the Street that Publix is interesting in a Whole Foods buyout or take-private deal.
    | Jun. 5, 2014, 2:07 PM | 8 Comments
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    | Jun. 5, 2014, 12:13 PM | 8 Comments
  • May 7, 2014, 9:27 AM
    • The organic grocer sector is in chaos after Whole Foods Market (WFM) cuts its guidance with new competitors cropping up.
    • Exec with Whole Foods gave a frank assessment on their previous outlook during the firm's earnings call last night (transcript).
    • "We were overly optimistic... particularly in light of the rapidly changing competitive landscape," said co-CEO John Mackey.
    • Whole Foods Market is down 18.5% premarket, while shares of The Fresh Market (TFM) are giving up 8.5% and Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is off 6.7%.
    | May 7, 2014, 9:27 AM | 2 Comments
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  • May 6, 2014, 5:40 PM
    • Top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: EA +15.3%. ARRS +9.8%. CZR +8.5%. MTSN +7.0%. SFUN +6.4%.
    • Top losers, as of 5:15 p.m.: DTLK -21.4%. AEGR -15.8%. ZU -15.2%. WFM -13.9%. OCLR -12.8%.
    | May 6, 2014, 5:40 PM
  • May 6, 2014, 4:21 PM
    • Whole Foods Market (WFM) reports comparable store sales increased 4.5% in FQ2 to miss the estimate of analysts.
    • The company cited a negative impact of 50 bp from the shift of Easter into FQ3.
    • Gross profit as a percentage of sales fell 50 bps Y/Y to 36.4%
    • WFM -10.3% AH
    | May 6, 2014, 4:21 PM | 10 Comments
  • May 6, 2014, 4:07 PM
    • Whole Foods Market (WFM): FQ2 EPS of $0.38 misses by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $3.3B (+8.9% Y/Y) misses by $40M.
    • Shares -9.2%.
    | May 6, 2014, 4:07 PM
  • Apr. 28, 2014, 1:09 PM
    • Credit Suisse maintains its rating on Whole Foods Market (WFM -1.6%) at Neutral while clipping the price target on shares to $50 from $55.
    • The firm isn't getting drawn into the sub-$50 entry point on WFM like others on its view that headwinds are building for the grocery store chain.
    | Apr. 28, 2014, 1:09 PM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 14, 2014, 10:05 AM
    • Shares of Whole Foods Market (WFM -1.1%) trade weaker after BB&T issues a warning on the grocery store chain's profits.
    • The firm notes Whole Foods has cut prices in the Boston area where it generates close to 10% of its profits.
    | Apr. 14, 2014, 10:05 AM | 6 Comments
Company Description
Whole Foods Market Inc is a retailer of natural and organic foods and a Certified Organic grocer. The Company's products include seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea.
Sector: Services
Industry: Grocery Stores
Country: United States