WFM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. The Debate Rages On - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 8, 2014
    The bond market simply doesn't see the U.S. economic growth picture improving so materially.
  4. 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.
  5. Bear of the Day: Whole Foods Market (WFM) - Bear of the Day

    February 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Whole Foods Market (WFM) - Bear of the Day
  6. Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends

    February 20, 2014
    Earnings Guidance Remains Weak - Earnings Trends
  7. Can We Trust Chinese Data? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 12, 2014
    Positive trade data out of China and weak-looking European numbers provide the backdrop for today's market action.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Twitter, Tesla & Q3 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2013
    The Twitter mania adds to investors' disappointment with the Tesla earnings release on an other
  13. 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
  14. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    August 6, 2013
    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Whole Foods Back On Pace

    May 8, 2013
    Whole Foods carries rich multiples, but the growth seems to justify it
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. Walmart Joins Health Care Program - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) has announced its decision to join the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative (APII) ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Big Valuation/Small Miss Wrong Combo For The Fresh Market

    November 29, 2012
    The Fresh Market trips over its own valuation.
  25. Earnings Preview: Kroger - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    The Kroger Company (KR), one of the largest grocery retailers and an S&P 500 company, is slated to report its first-quarter ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. United Natural Foods Has To Spend Money To Make Money

    September 13, 2012
    United Natural is gaining share, but likely needs to add capacity.
  28. Stocks with Increasing Sales and Profit Margins - Screen of the ...

    September 11, 2012
    This week I want to focus on Sales Growth and Profit Margins. While everybody understands sales, margins might bring up a ...
  29. Kroger Has The Quality, But Value Is Less Certain

    September 10, 2012
    Kroger's low margins impair its long-term value.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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%, ...
  32. 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.
  33. Amazon's Earnings Don't Justify Price

    April 27, 2012
    Amazon will have to continue delivering the goods, but more importantly, start showing improving profitability margins. Otherwise, ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. When Are Rates Going Up?

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

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

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

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

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

    August 31, 2011
    Dollar General is posting impressive growth, but the valuation is already impressive.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. Goofy Stories From The November Market

    April 18, 2011
    From opera singer board members to $11 billon slip-ups, we look back at a few strange tales from the Street.
  44. Jo-Ann Stores Bought Out By Private Equity

    January 4, 2011
    This leading crafts and fabrics retailer has agreed to a buyout from Leonard Green & Partners LP, marking another private ...
  45. IPO Wars: Fresh Market Vs. SodaStream International

    November 10, 2010
    These two IPOs from early November have taken off like gangbusters, but which is the more promising of the two?
  46. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.
  47. Investing Like A Hippie

    June 18, 2010
    If you want to invest like a hippie, I have listed my top stocks to help you along your way.
  48. 5 Stocks To Buy On Weakness

    May 26, 2010
    These stocks may be a good buy if the market pushes them a little further down.
  49. Activism Still Prevails

    May 26, 2010
    Activist investors can greatly influence a company's stock price - but it's important to do your own research and not just ...
  50. Leonard Green's Tempting IPO

    March 29, 2010
    One of Leonard Green & Partners' current investments is Dallas-based customer service superstar The Container Store - ...
  51. Continue Making Money From RFID

    March 25, 2010
    RFID technology seems to be the future for many businesses, but is now the best time to buy into this innovative advancement? ...
  52. Rely On The Past, But Concentrate On The Future

    November 26, 2009
    Past data is useful, but any future price appreciation in the stock will be the result of what lies ahead.
  53. A Grocer For Hungry Investors

    September 21, 2009
    Kroger recently missed earnings estimates, which might provide a great buying opportunity for investors.
  54. Whole Foods: The Business Vs. The Stock

    May 25, 2009
    Liking a company and liking their stock are two very different things. This simple fact can help you make smart stock decisions. ...
  55. Subliminal Marketing Mavericks

    February 18, 2009
    A look at how undercover marketing techniques correlate to stock potential and performance.
  56. Ten Stocks To Rule Them All

    April 15, 2008
    Diversification might be overrated. Learn how 10 stocks in a concentrated portfolio could give you better returns.
  57. Wild Oats A Good Play: Deal, Or No Deal (OATS)

    July 9, 2007
    FTC opposition to the Wild Oats buyout has pushed shares down. This is a risk-arbitrage play now worth entering.
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