WFM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Amazon Testing Out its Muscle in Grocery Market (AMZN, KR)

    December 6, 2016
    A new grocery store concept might change the entire industry.
  2. How Far Can Whole Foods Grow With Tepid Revenue (WFM)

    December 1, 2016
    Without investor and analyst optimism, there is nothing to drive the stock higher. For now.
  3. Is the Lululemon Model Going the way of Whole Foods? (LULU, WFM)

    November 28, 2016
    There is one significant similarity, which could predict the future for Lululemon.
  4. Is Whole Foods Making Low Prices Great Again? (WFM, WMT)

    November 21, 2016
    The grocery retailer is taking a familiar tone in its campaign slogan, perhaps to attract price conscious consumers.
  5. Whole Foods Moving into Unexpected Locales (WFM)

    November 10, 2016
    This isn’t where you would expect to find a Whole Foods, but locals are excited, which could send a signal for future plans. ...
  6. Whole Foods Bottom Is Still Not a Buy Signal (WFM)

    November 3, 2016
    Whole Foods Market has finally bottomed out, but it may take years to heal severe technical damage incurred in the last three ...
  7. Beating the Street by Cutting Expenses (WFM)

    November 3, 2016
    Whole Foods bottom line improves but same store sales misses expectations.
  8. Meals To Go Are Part of a New Strategy (WFM)

    October 27, 2016
    Whole Foods enters the meal kit market.
  9. You Can't Have Sales Without Cash Registers (WFM)

    October 25, 2016
    Point of sales registers are failing at some Whole Food stores.
  10. How a Health Scare Can Affect the Bottom Line

    October 25, 2016
    Two cases of Hepatitis A have been reported at a Whole Foods Market in Detroit.
  11. Customer Reaction to New Whole Foods (WFM)

    October 14, 2016
    The company’s flagship store for the mid-Atlantic region opened this morning.
  12. Amazon to Give Grocers All They Can Eat (WFM)

    October 12, 2016
    Figuratively, not literally. If successful, this could have a significant long-term impact on the supermarket scene.
  13. Tyson Foods Makes an Unexpected Move (TSN)

    October 11, 2016
    Tyson Foods is investing in protein alternatives.
  14. The Contrarian Trade: Five Undervalued Stocks

    October 10, 2016
    Credit Suisse has identified five stocks it sees as undervalued compared to market consensus.
  15. Can Whole Foods Stave Off Competition? (WFM)

    October 5, 2016
    Whole Foods is up against several threats, two of which offer natural and organic food at cheaper prices.
  16. Beyond Burger Expands at Whole Foods (WFM)

    October 5, 2016
    Beyond Burger is a beefless burger, and it seems to be working.
  17. 3 Books That the CEO of Whole Foods Is Reading (WFM)

    September 30, 2016
    The CEO of Whole Foods, Walter Robb, is reading three books that, while different in nature, speak volumes about what he ...
  18. How Sustainable Is Whole Foods' Competitive Advantage? (WFM)

    September 28, 2016
    Whole Foods Market has built an economic moat on strong brand identity, but it could be threatened by large grocers entering ...
  19. Starbucks & Whole Foods Want a New Chicago (SBUX)

    September 28, 2016
    Chicago’s crime rate is off the charts, especially in Englewood. Starbucks and Whole Foods want to change that.
  20. Goldman: Stocks to Buy, Whoever Wins the Election (CVS, NOC)

    September 22, 2016
    Whoever moves into the White House in January, Goldman sees increased government spending and corporate tax reform boosting ...
  21. 365 by Whole Foods Opens in Bellevue (WFM)

    September 14, 2016
    Here’s what you will find inside this innovative supermarket.
  22. Conscious Capitalism

    September 1, 2016
    A way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects the current state of the world and the potential of ...
  23. Top 5 Grocery Stocks of 2016 (KR, WFM)

    August 16, 2016
    Learn why grocery stocks are often overlooked by investors. Explore five grocery companies that may be suitable defensive ...
  24. Sprout's Farmers Market's Competitive Advantage: An Inside Look ...

    July 18, 2016
    Analyze Sprouts Farmers Markets' competitive advantage to determine if its business model and brand provide a sustainable ...
  25. Whole Foods Tests Selling Ugly Fruits and Veggies

    July 14, 2016
    Sometimes, the power of the petition apparently works: Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) will be piloting a program with ...
  26. Ingles Markets or Whole Foods: Which to Buy? (IMKTA, WFM)

    July 5, 2016
    Ingles stock is priced at 13 times forward estimates of $2.85 per share, while Whole Foods shares are priced at forward P/E ...
  27. Dunkin' Donuts Adds Cold Brew to the Menu

    July 2, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) rarely blazes any trails, but it's very good at following trends. The company has decided ...
  28. Whole Foods Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (WFM)

    June 29, 2016
    Whole Foods will send its dividend payment on July 12 to shareholders of record as of July 1.
  29. What Whole Foods' Latest Woes Mean for Stock

    June 20, 2016
    Will Whole Foods' strong fundamentals or the loss of trust from consumers win?
  30. Whole Foods Receives Food Safety Warning From FDA (WFM)

    June 15, 2016
    The FDA said it found serious regulatory violations for manufacturing, packaging and holding human food at the company's ...
  31. Whole Foods Market May Enter New Uptrend (WFM)

    June 9, 2016
    Whole Foods Market has dropped to a Fibonacci price level that may support a new long-term uptrend.
  32. Whole Foods Stock Climbs on Analyst's Upgrade (WFM)

    June 2, 2016
    Whole Foods surged as much as 5.5% Wednesday, reaching a session high of $34.13 after Credit Suisse analysts raised the rating ...
  33. WFM 365: Will the New Chain Provide Growth for Whole Foods Market?

    May 31, 2016
    How will the new 365 stores revive the declining sales of Whole Foods Market Inc.?
  34. Whole Foods Combats an Invasive Fish by Selling It

    May 27, 2016
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) is attempting to combat an invasive fish species that has been causing problems in the ...
  35. Will 365 Deliver a 180 for Whole Foods? (WFM)

    May 26, 2016
    Whole Foods is reaching for more customers with its new brand. Will it work?
  36. Why Inflation Feels Higher Than the Fed's Target Rate

    May 22, 2016
    Follow the monthly readings on core PCE inflation in the Personal Income and Outlays reports to understand the Federal Reserve's ...
  37. General Mills Turning Into a Venture Capital Firm

    May 20, 2016
    It's not enough for food manufacturers to simply develop new products internally, as those experiments can be much too costly ...
  38. The Market In 5 Minutes: National Send A Nude Day?

    May 20, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  39. What You Should Know About Whole Foods' 365 Stores

    May 17, 2016
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) wants to shed its "whole paycheck" reputation by bringing smaller, more value-driven stores ...
  40. What Weak Sales at JCP, WFM Says About Economy

    May 9, 2016
    Weak sales at J.C. Penney and Whole Foods could be warning signs about the economy.
  41. Warren Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable Is Trader Joe's Competitive ...

    May 7, 2016
    Understand the factors that have led to retail grocer Trader Joe's competitive advantage over some of its notable competitors, ...
  42. What's Next for Whole Foods? (WFM)

    May 6, 2016
    Whole Foods market posted mixed results this quarter and the stock price increased.
  43. Whole Foods' Earnings Cheer Investors (WFM)

    May 6, 2016
    To offset the decline in revenue, Whole Foods' is preparing to launch its 365 stores, aiming to court millennials and more ...
  44. Analyst Ratings Report: Breaking Down the S&P 500 Index (SWN, ...

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about Wall Street analysts' 2015 forecasts for the S&P 500 Index, as well as the effects of individual components and ...
  45. Whole Foods Shows What World Without Bees Is Like

    April 15, 2016
    They're an annoyance to some, but the crucial role bees play in our food chain was made graphically clear by Whole Foods ...
  46. Coca-Cola Agrees to Change Vitaminwater Label

    April 11, 2016
    Even if a company follows the letter of the law and properly labels all of the ingredients its products contain, it can ...
  47. A Lucky Strike for Kroger in Organic Produce

    April 4, 2016
    Organic produce is looking to become the force that drives supermarket growth in the future, and No. 2 grocery store chain ...
  48. Fresh Market, Whole Foods Look to Keep Guns Out

    April 4, 2016
    Joining the national debate on guns, The Fresh Market (NASDAQ: TFM) has asked its customers to no longer bring firearms ...
  49. Whole Foods Taking Slow Growth Path With Chickens

    March 21, 2016
    The commitment toward better animal husbandry continues to grow with Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) announcement that ...
  50. The Economics of Whole Foods' Rooftop Solar Plan (WFM)

    March 21, 2016
    Whole Foods hopes that installing solar panels in 100 of its stores will lessen its carbon footprint and make economic sense ...
  51. 3 Stocks Set to Decline at Major Resistance (APA, WFM)

    March 14, 2016
    200-day EMA resistance should contain rallies that have lagged broad benchmarks since the January and February lows.
  52. 3 Volatile Consumer Staples Stocks for the Risk Taker (WFM, SFM)

    March 10, 2016
    Explore detailed analyses of three volatile consumer staple stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after ...
  53. The Economics of Trader Joe's and Whole Foods 365 (WFM)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn how Trader Joe's profitably runs grocery stores in the United States and how Whole Foods intends to compete through ...
  54. Whole Foods Earnings Half Good, Half Bad (WFM)

    February 11, 2016
    The results sent WFM stock climbing more than 4% in the after-hour session. But don't get carried away just yet.
  55. Watch For Stock Breakouts Here

    January 25, 2016
    Four stocks with potential breakouts across various time frames and pattern.
  56. Whole Foods Using Technology to Drive Turnaround

    January 5, 2016
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) had a rough 2015 as bigger retailers including Wal-Mart and a number of grocery chains ...
  57. Costco P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    December 17, 2015
    A quick calculation and analysis of Costco's P/E ratio.
  58. Whole Foods Market: Investors Beware?

    November 10, 2015
    Whole Foods Market is in the crosshairs of short sellers right now, but the bulls might have the last laugh.
  59. Did Unilever Improperly Benefit From Egg Board? (UL, WFM)

    October 28, 2015
    Only sparkling wines produced with grapes from the Champagne region of France can call themselves "champagne"; only straight ...
  60. The Fresh Market Could Be Up for Sale (TFM, WFM)

    October 20, 2015
    The Fresh Market (NASDAQ: TFM) announced it will conduct a strategic review of its business, which could lead to a sale ...
  61. Whole Foods' Plan to Get More of Your Paycheck (WFM)

    October 20, 2015
    Whole Foods has established a partnership with Mendocino Farms. Here's what potential the deal offers for investors.
  62. Will this Upstart Challenge Whole Foods? (WFM, SFM)

    October 20, 2015
    Here's why investors should consider putting Sprouts Farmers Market on their watch list.
  63. Can Partnerships Improve Whole Foods Profits? (WFM, KR)

    October 13, 2015
    Shares of Whole Foods Markets (NASDAQ: WFM) have lost a third of their value year-to-date as investors question whether ...
  64. How Expensive Is Whole Foods, Really? (WFM)

    October 7, 2015
    Learn about Whole Foods Market, Inc., and discover how Whole Foods pricing actually compares to that of other grocery store ...
  65. Whole Foods Market Cuts 1,500 Jobs (WFM)

    September 28, 2015
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has decided to cut 1,500 positions, or about 1.6% of its total workforce. The company said ...
  66. Whole Foods Halts Sale of Rabbit Meat (WFM)

    September 23, 2015
    You can still get other lean meats like buffalo, quail, and pheasant at Whole Foods Market (NYSE: WFM), but rabbit is now ...
  67. Whole Foods Uses $0.25 Coffee to Lure Customers (WFM)

    September 18, 2015
    Never a company known for bargain prices, Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has lowered prices on one item to increase traffic ...
  68. Factors Driving Kroger's Success

    August 28, 2015
    Kroger’s focus on optimizing customer experience and cultivating its own product lines has proven to be successful strategy.
  69. Whole Foods Market Crafts Beer Sales in Texas (WFM, KR)

    July 31, 2015
    Craft beer sales continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the industry, and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) plans ...
  70. Whole Foods 365: The Economics of Discount Organic

    July 30, 2015
    Whole Foods Market is expanding its brand to create a chain of discount natural food stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market. ...
  71. Whole Foods and Wal-Mart Urged to Embrace Ugliness (WFM, WMT)

    July 28, 2015
    Any home gardener will tell you the fruit and vegetables you pick off your own trees or vines often look nothing like the ...
  72. Analyst Says Hold On Before Buying Whole Foods (WFM, KR)

    July 27, 2015
    At least one analyst does not think there are a whole lot of reasons investors should be buying Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: ...
  73. Don't Underestimate Kroger's Retail Power

    July 21, 2015
    The grocery chain Kroger has been growing stronger thanks to strategies such as holding down costs, acquisitions, and a focus ...
  74. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    July 17, 2015
    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  75. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    July 1, 2015
    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  76. Whole Foods Pricing: Mistake or Misdeed?

    June 29, 2015
    Whole Foods Market might soon find itself in the middle of a public relations nightmare. But will its share price suffer?
  77. Whole Foods: How Will Shares React to Price Probe?

    June 29, 2015
    Why it's important to look beyond the recent headlines about Whole Foods Market and accusations of pricing problems in New ...
  78. How Will Whole Foods Finance Its "365" Stores? (AAPL, WFM)

    June 26, 2015
    As customers and competitors eagerly await new details of Whole Foods Market's (NASDAQ: WFM) concept stores aimed at millennial ...
  79. 5 Things Whole Foods Management Wants You to Know (WFM)

    June 15, 2015
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has revealed that its new concept stores, aimed at millennial shoppers and slated for a ...
  80. Grocery Wars: Who Will Win in 5 Years?

    June 12, 2015
    Grocery stores have been slowly transitioning to become the kind of grocery stores that Millennials want and need.
  81. The Best 5 Grocery Companies To Work For (WFM, COST)

    June 11, 2015
    With such a variety of different chains though, how does one decide where to hand in his or her application when the time ...
  82. Why Whole Foods' Profits Are Poised to Skyrocket (WFM, AAPL)

    June 4, 2015
    Last month, shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) fell a whopping 15% following the company's weaker-than-expected ...
  83. Whole Foods Isn't Afraid to Leap in New Direction (WFM)

    May 22, 2015
    For aficionados of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) shares, the development of a new store format targeted toward millennials, ...
  84. Who are Whole Foods' (WFM) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn more about Whole Foods Markets, who insists its products are sustainable. Thanks to the competition, however, its marketing ...
  85. The Future Of Retail Will Be Won Or Lost In 'Digical'

    May 12, 2015
    Disrupt to survive. That was one of the shared underlying themes at the 2015 Global Retailing Conference at University of ...
  86. Are Consumers Being Deceived About Organic Foods?

    April 20, 2015
    As the world has become more aware of the growing obesity epidemic and the dangers of unhealthy eating habits, many consumers ...
  87. Read This Before You Sell Your Whole Foods Stock (WFM)

    April 3, 2015
    While Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) stock may have pulled back about 9% in the past month, shares are still up a nice ...
  88. How To Ride the Organic & Natural Products Wave

    May 6, 2014
    With consumers shopping healthier, purveyors of organic and natural foods could be great long-term buys for investors.
  89. 3 Stocks With Deep Value In This Beaten-Down Sector

    February 4, 2014
    Five years after the economy spiraled into recession, U.S. consumers are in a very different place.#-ad_banner-#Chastened ...
  90. Make An Extra $35K A Year In The Most Misunderstood Financial ...

    February 4, 2014
    I want to let you in on a secret: Wall Street doesn't make most of its money from the stock market.#-ad_banner-#While ...
  91. Profit From The Emerging Bull Market In This Currency

    February 4, 2014
    As we all know, the goal of trading is to make money. But sometimes traders think like analysts, and being right about a ...
  92. Apollo Hits A Home Run With Sprouts IPO

    August 6, 2013
    Alternative asset manager Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) took Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets (Nasdaq:SFM) public ...
  93. Fairway Group Gets The Green

    April 18, 2013
    Grocery store chain Fairway Group (Nasdaq:FWM) sold 16.7 million shares at $13 in its IPO debut April 16. In its first day ...
  94. Foreign-Owned American Companies

    December 10, 2012
    Buying American, or investing in American companies, is not as easy as it once was, especially when American companies aren't ...
  95. Kroger Has The Quality, But Value Is Less Certain

    September 10, 2012
    Kroger's low margins impair its long-term value.
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