Headlines about Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Whole Foods Market earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3527449615801 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) Challenges Amazon in the Retail Battle – Stock Traders Daily (news.stocktradersdaily.com)
- The Activist Who Drove Whole Foods Sale Is Targeting Outback Steakhouse Owner (thestreet.com)
- Amazon is ruining the Thanksgiving spirit (finance.yahoo.com)
- Alibaba’s ‘Amazon-Whole Foods Moment’ Pits Online Giant Against Walmart in China (thestreet.com)
- Amazon: Tracing the Impact of Whole Foods (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research firms recently issued reports on WFM. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Pivotal Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $42.00 target price on shares of Whole Foods Market and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Whole Foods Market from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Whole Foods Market presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.43.
Shares of Whole Foods Market (WFM) remained flat at $$41.99 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. Whole Foods Market has a 12-month low of $27.67 and a 12-month high of $43.84.
Whole Foods Market Company Profile
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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