News headlines about Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Whole Foods Market earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 44.8047675327511 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

WFM has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $42.00 price target on Whole Foods Market and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub lowered Whole Foods Market from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Tigress Financial lowered Whole Foods Market from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company lowered Whole Foods Market from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $45.00 to $42.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $37.76.

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About Whole Foods Market

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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