Investors Catching Stocks: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM)


Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) will report its next earnings on 2-Nov-16. The company reported the earnings of $0.37/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.37/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 0%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Whole Foods Market, Inc. and for the current quarter 22 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.24/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.21/share and a High Estimate of $0.24/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 18 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Whole Foods Market, Inc. as 3.51 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Whole Foods Market, Inc. is 3.44 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 3.55 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 3.44 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for WFM to be -20%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of -4.3%. For the next 5 years, Whole Foods Market, Inc. is expecting Growth of 4.2% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 9.49% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Whole Foods Market, Inc., where 1 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 5 analysts have given a Buy signal, 12 said it’s a HOLD, 2 reported it as Underperform and 4 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 19 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Whole Foods Market, Inc. might touch $40 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $30.63 and $20 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Whole Foods Market, Inc. got Initiated on 23-Sep-16 where investment firm Barclays Initiated the stock to Equal Weight.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. closed its last trading session at $28.31 with the loss of -0.35%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 8.97 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $35.58 and 52-week low of $27.67. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -0.89% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -3.76% and -7.95% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Jun 8, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Sep 14, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.38 and Average Volume (3 months) is 5.65 million. Whole Foods Market, Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 19.62 and Forward P/E ratio of 18.88.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 7.7%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 14.1%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 13.5%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Whole Foods Market, Inc. currently shows a Weekly Performance of -1.23%, where Monthly Performance is -0.82%, Quarterly performance is -14.21%, 6 Months performance is -7.42% and yearly performance percentage is -15.07%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is -14.28%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 1.79% and Monthly Volatility of 1.97%.