A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM):

  • 8/11/2017 – Whole Foods Market was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/7/2017 – Whole Foods Market was downgraded by analysts at Tigress Financial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 7/26/2017 – Whole Foods Market had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company.
  • 7/25/2017 – Whole Foods Market was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/18/2017 – Whole Foods Market had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/14/2017 – Whole Foods Market was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $46.16 price target on the stock.
  • 7/11/2017 – Whole Foods Market was downgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $45.00.
  • 7/10/2017 – Whole Foods Market was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/29/2017 – Whole Foods Market had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/28/2017 – Whole Foods Market was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 6/28/2017 – Whole Foods Market was downgraded by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/26/2017 – Whole Foods Market was downgraded by analysts at Gordon Haskett from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/23/2017 – Whole Foods Market had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $39.00.
  • 6/20/2017 – Whole Foods Market was downgraded by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $40.00.
  • 6/20/2017 – Whole Foods Market had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/20/2017 – Whole Foods Market was downgraded by analysts at Vetr to a “sell” rating.
  • 6/19/2017 – Whole Foods Market was upgraded by analysts at Pivotal Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $27.00.
  • 6/19/2017 – Whole Foods Market was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $42.27 price target on the stock.
  • 6/17/2017 – Whole Foods Market was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $30.00.
  • 6/16/2017 – Whole Foods Market was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $38.00.
  • 6/16/2017 – Whole Foods Market was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 6/14/2017 – Whole Foods Market was given a new $39.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 6/13/2017 – Whole Foods Market was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Shares of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ WFM) traded down 0.2044% on Friday, reaching $41.7445. The company had a trading volume of 6,883,393 shares. Whole Foods Market, Inc. has a 52-week low of $27.67 and a 52-week high of $43.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.3859 and a beta of 0.82. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $41.99 and its 200-day moving average price is $35.24.

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $3.73 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.72 billion. Whole Foods Market had a return on equity of 13.26% and a net margin of 2.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.37 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Whole Foods Market, Inc. will post $1.34 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Angela Lorenzen sold 1,431 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.34, for a total transaction of $52,002.54. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,131 shares in the company, valued at approximately $41,100.54. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Juan Nunez sold 14,502 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.52, for a total value of $399,095.04. Following the sale, the insider now owns 5,746 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $158,129.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 18,133 shares of company stock valued at $531,354. Corporate insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

Whole Foods Market, Inc is engaged in the business of natural and organic foods supermarket. The Company operates approximately 456 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Its stores have an average size of approximately 39,000 square feet, and are supported by its distribution centers, bake house facilities, commissary kitchens, seafood-processing facilities, a produce procurement center, and a specialty coffee and tea procurement and roasting operation, among others.

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