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June 12, 2014
13:27 EDTSFM, WFM, UNFISprouts Farmers Markets rises after analyst upgrades shares
Shares of organic food supermarket chain Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) are climbing after Credit Suisse upgraded the stock, saying that its recent decline has created a buying opportunity. WHAT'S NEW: The recent decline in Sprouts stock seems to have created a more attractive entry point, wrote Credit Suisse in a note to investors earlier today. Although the specialty food supermarket space is poised to become more competitive, Spouts' focus on providing affordable produce makes it "disruptive," Credit Suisse contended. Since it's difficult to change consumers' perception about food prices, other companies will have difficulty competing with Sprouts over the longer term, the firm believes. Additionally, Credit Suisse wrote that Sprouts' earnings outlook is strong, while it can open many more stores and deliver high growth. The firm raised its rating on the shares to Outperform from Neutral and increased its price target on the stock to $34 from $31. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Sprouts climbed 4% to $30. Another organic food supermarket chain, Whole Foods (WFM), gained 3.5% to $42.50. Meanwhile, United Natural Foods (UNFI), which operates distribution centers and distributes organic foods, rose 2% to $64
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July 31, 2014
07:29 EDTWFMWhole Foods downgraded to Neutral at UBS
As reported previously, UBS downgraded Whole Foods Market to Neutral from Buy following its Q3 report. The firm believes a quick sales trend recovery is unlikely and lowered its price target on the stock to $41 from $48.
06:33 EDTWFMWhole Foods downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan downgraded Whole Foods to Neutral citing limited visibility and reduced estimates following the company's Q3 results. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $38 from $48. Whole Foods was also downgraded this morning at UBS.
06:30 EDTWFMWhole Foods downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
06:01 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 45 at upper end of index mean range
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July 30, 2014
18:54 EDTWFMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: VistaPrint (VPRT), up 20.6% after reporting better than expected quarterly results and guiding fiscal 2015 higher than analyst estimates... Mobileiron (MOBL), up 16.5%... LivePerson (LPSN), up 10.6%... Equinix (EQIX), up 1.1%... Whiting Petroleum (WLL), up 1.2%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Glu Mobile (GLUU), down 9.9% after reporting second quarter results and that it will acquire Cie Games for $100M in cash and stock... ServiceNow (NOW), down 5.8%... Akamai (AKAM), down 5.3%... Westell Technologies (WSTL), down 7.5%... Solazyme (SZYM), down 4%... Whole Foods (WFM), down 3.4% after reporting third quarter results and guidance for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014... Kraft Foods (KRFT), down 1.6%... Lam Research (LRCX), down 1.6%... Yelp (YELP), reverses in after-hours trading and shares are down marginally after reporting a decline in newly added businesses. ALSO LOWER: Penn Virginia (PVA), down 2.1% after announcing that it has sold Eagle Ford Shale acreage rights for $150M... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 5.6% after saying that OSI had a "significant, negative impact" to its sales in China.
16:12 EDTWFMWhole Foods sees Q4 EPS 31c-33c, consensus 34c
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16:09 EDTWFMWhole Foods down 7% after lowering FY14 outlook
16:08 EDTWFMWhole Foods narrows FY14 EPS view to $1.52-$1.54 from $1.52-$1.56
FY14 consensus $1.53. Lowers FY14 sales growth view to 9.6%-9.9% from prior 10.5%-$11%. FY14 revenue consensus $14.28B. Lowers FY14 comparable sales growth view to 4.1%-4.4% from 5.0%-5.5%. Lowers FY14 number of expected new stores to 38 from 36-39. Lowers FY14 CapEx view to $725M-$750M from $675-$725M.
16:06 EDTWFMWhole Foods drops after earnings report, levels to watch
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16:04 EDTWFMWhole Foods announces new $1B share repurchase plan
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16:03 EDTWFMWhole Foods reports Q3 EPS 41c, consensus 39c
Reports Q3 revenue $3.4B, consensus $3.39B. Reports Q3 comparable store sales increased 3.9%.
16:00 EDTWFMOptions Update; July 30, 2014
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15:31 EDTWFMNotable companies reporting after market close
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12:56 EDTWFMWhole Foods Markets August weekly volatility elevated into Q3
theflyonthewall.com: Whole Foods Markets August weekly volatility elevated into Q3 Whole Foods Markets August weekly call option implied volatility is at 99, August is at 44, November and January is at 29; compared to its 26-week average of 33 according to Track Data, suggesting larger near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results after the market close on July 30. :theflyonthewall
July 29, 2014
05:56 EDTWFM Stocks with implied volatility movement; WFM MU
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Whole Foods (WFM) 46, Micron (MU) 38 according to iVolatility.
July 28, 2014
07:30 EDTWFMWhole Foods Markets August weekly volatility elevated into Q3
Whole Foods Markets August weekly call option implied volatility is at 99, August is at 44, November and January is at 29; compared to its 26-week average of 33 according to Track Data, suggesting larger near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results after the market close on July 30.
July 22, 2014
10:00 EDTWFMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:35 EDTWFMWhole Foods downgraded to Underperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research
Wolfe Research downgraded Whole Foods to Underperform based on checks that indicate increased promotions and weaker sales trends.
08:21 EDTWFMWhole Foods continues to have share gain opportunities, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley believes Whole Foods can continue to grow its share within the natural/organic market to 29% in 2018 from 24% in 2013. The firm said Whole Foods benefits from its leading position and sees upside potential to estimates. Shares are Overweight rated with a $50 price target.
July 21, 2014
06:15 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 43 at upper end of index mean range
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