WFM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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, ...
  7. What's Next for Whole Foods? (WFM)

    May 6, 2016
    Whole Foods market posted mixed results this quarter and the stock price increased.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. Watch For Stock Breakouts Here

    January 25, 2016
    Four stocks with potential breakouts across various time frames and pattern.
  21. 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 ...
  22. Costco P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    December 17, 2015
    A quick calculation and analysis of Costco's P/E ratio.
  23. 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.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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. ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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: ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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?
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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, ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. Short This Overvalued Stock Now

    March 12, 2015
    Companies that take radical steps in pursuit of growth are often accorded very rich valuations. Case in point:, ...
  54. Ride This Niche Stock's Steep Uptrend to Double-Digit Gains

    January 23, 2015
    With the S&P 500 oscillating around the psychologically important 2,000 level, I remain cautiously optimistic about the ...
  55. This Food Giant Is Trading At A Huge Discount

    August 22, 2014
    There is a phenomenon known as the “Icahn Lift.” This is the term used when the stock price of a company rises ...
  56. Is Now The Time To Buy These Flagging Stocks?

    July 30, 2014
    These stocks have lost enough value to be relatively cheap. But are they a bargain or a trap? Here's a technical perspective.
  57. Income Trade On Discounted Grocer Could Earn 70% By 2015

    July 14, 2014
    It seems like nothing is ever on sale at high-end natural grocer Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq:WFM) -- but what is on sale is ...
  58. 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.
  59. Stocks Close to Triangle Breakouts

    March 17, 2014
    Four stocks in a consolidation phase, with the breakout potentially shifting their current trend.
  60. Head And Shoulders Pattern Signals A Move Lower

    February 24, 2014
    These four stocks are very close to completing head and shoulder patterns; bulls should tread carefully and bears may spot ...
  61. In This Hard-Hit Sector, Deep Values Are Emerging

    February 4, 2014
    Five years after the economy spiraled into recession, U.S. consumers are in a very different place.#-ad_banner-#Chastened ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. The Fresh Market Can't Put Margin Worries To Bed

    August 29, 2013
    Persistent worries about margins and an accelerated store opening plan run counter to Wall Street's wishes
  66. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    August 6, 2013
    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  67. 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 ...
  68. Darden's California Fight A Huge Mistake

    June 24, 2013
    Darden CEO Clarence Otis is fighting California's passage of Assembly Bill 880, which prevents large companies from cutting ...
  69. Strong Growth Can Help United Natural Foods Grow Into Its Multiple

    May 29, 2013
    United Natural Foods continues to grow at a double-digit rate, but the valuation is already rich.
  70. The Fresh Market Facing Its First Real Challenge

    May 29, 2013
    If The Fresh Market can reignite its comp-store growth, momentum investors should return.
  71. Whole Foods Back On Pace

    May 8, 2013
    Whole Foods carries rich multiples, but the growth seems to justify it
  72. 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 ...
  73. Whole Foods Disappoints, Comes A Little Closer To Value

    February 15, 2013
    Despite another disappointing quarter, Whole Foods has the potential to produce double-digit revenue growth for the next ...
  74. The 10 Biggest Cash Generators on the S&P 500

    December 20, 2012
    It takes a buck to make a buck. That's true for individual investors and the corporate giants in the S&P 500 alike. Through ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Big Valuation/Small Miss Wrong Combo For The Fresh Market

    November 29, 2012
    The Fresh Market trips over its own valuation.
  77. Whole Foods Market Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    November 2, 2012
    Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq:WFM) will release its fourth quarter results on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Analysts are expecting ...
  78. United Natural Foods Has To Spend Money To Make Money

    September 13, 2012
    United Natural is gaining share, but likely needs to add capacity.
  79. Kroger Has The Quality, But Value Is Less Certain

    September 10, 2012
    Kroger's low margins impair its long-term value.
  80. Whole Foods Market Third Quarter Earnings

    July 25, 2012
    Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq:WFM) announced its results for the most recent quarter on July 25, 2012. Whole Foods Market owns ...
  81. The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    June 1, 2012
    The Fresh Market is posting great growth, as revenue rose nearly 23% this quarter and comp-store sales rose more than 8%, ...
  82. Time To Cash In After Whole Foods Stock Sale

    May 15, 2012
    Whole Foods remains an excellent company with a phenomenal future ahead of it.
  83. 4 Stocks for Health Food Fans

    April 27, 2012
    Organic and natural foods aren't just for hippies and nutrition fanatics anymore. As healthy eating goes mainstream, several ...
  84. When Are Rates Going Up?

    April 17, 2012
    So far, the annual inflation rate has stayed near the Fed's goal of 2%.
  85. Winn-Dixie Gets An Early Gift

    December 23, 2011
    Winn-Dixie gets a sizable premium to sell out.
  86. The Fresh Market Is A Breath Of Fresh Growth

    December 1, 2011
    The Fresh Market is a legit growth concept, but an expensive one.
  87. Smart Balance's Healthy Returns

    October 27, 2011
    Smart Balance just bought Glutino. We look at the reasons why it's a buy.
  88. Does The Fresh Market Have A Real Chance?

    September 2, 2011
    This emerging food retailer is growing well, but the valuation seems overripe.
  89. Dollar General Stuck Between Growth And Value

    August 31, 2011
    Dollar General is posting impressive growth, but the valuation is already impressive.
  90. PHEVs And REITs Finally Say Hello

    August 5, 2011
    With energy prices continuing their long-term climb, the outlook for electric vehicles is glowing. The recent introduction ...
  91. Weis Markets Takes A Different Approach

    July 21, 2011
    Weis Markets posted a second quarter with essentially flat earnings, though revenue increased. The grocery chain has again ...
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