Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

The Whole Foods Market (WFM) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.48

The Whole Foods Market (WFM) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.48

The company is focusing on cost cutting, inventory management and store-level performance. Comerica Bank now owns 214,385 shares of the company's stock valued at $6,577,000 after buying an additional 19,320 shares during the last quarter. The company realized a fall in short interest from May 31, 2017 to May 15, 2017 of -11.10%.

Analyst's mean target price for company is $33.95 while analysts mean suggestion is 3.10. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $37 target in Thursday, November 5 report. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Celanese, 5 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 1 recommend "Hold". (WFM)'s shares projecting a $33.95 target price. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Thursday, March 30 with "Buy".

According to the latest research reports released, 2 analysts have issued a rating of "buy", 4 analysts "outperform", 14 analysts "hold", 0 analysts "underperform" and 3 analysts "sell". Whole Foods Market Inc has $48 highest and $25 lowest target. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.39 and a beta of 0.88. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $35.95 and a 200 day moving average of $32.29. The company reported EPS of $0.37, above the consensus estimate calling for EPS of $0.37 - a positive surprise of 0.46%. Whole Foods Market had a net margin of 2.54% and a return on equity of 13.72%. The company had revenue of $3.74 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.73 billion. On average, equities research analysts expect that Whole Foods Market will post $1.31 EPS for the current year. John Mackey will remain as CEO of Whole Foods Market, and Whole Foods Market's headquarters will stay in Austin, Texas.

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The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly financial results on 25/07/2017 after the market close. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a $0.18 dividend. The dividend payment will be $0.180 per share for the quarter which comes to $0.72 on an annualized basis. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. Whole Foods Market's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.44%. Also, insider Laura A. Derba sold 2,200 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 16th. The 20-day may be of analytical benefit to a shorter-term trader since it follows the price more closely, and therefore produces less "lag" than the longer-term moving average. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. As per Thursday, July 30, the company rating was downgraded by Wedbush. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.52, for a total value of $399,095.04. SRB Corp now owns 5,033 shares of the company's stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 552 shares in the last quarter.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. (NASDAQ:RCII) traded 1.89 Million shares and was closed at $11.91 per share. Tredje AP fonden increased its stake in shares of Whole Foods Market by 121.0% in the fourth quarter. Following the sale, the insider now owns 5,746 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $158,129.92. The stock of Whole Foods Market, Inc. The firm owned 50,826 shares of the company's stock after selling 3,367 shares during the period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company.

Analysts had expected Whole Foods Market, Inc. The Firm operates approximately 456 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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