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February 21, 2014
10:27 EDTTFM, WFM, SFMWhole Foods started with Outperform rating at Oppenheimer
Research firm Oppenheimer initiated coverage of Whole Foods (WFM) with an Outperform rating in a note to investors last night, saying that the company is best positioned to gain market share in the natural/organics category. WHAT'S NEW: Whole Foods seems to be coping with recent challenges it has faced well, as its comparative sales increased 5.4% last quarter versus the same period a year earlier, Oppenheimer analyst Rupesh Parikh stated. Additionally, investors may be underestimating the long-term benefits of the company's downward price adjustments, Parikh stated. The company's stock has dropped about 20% since last October, creating an opportunity for investors, the analyst contended. He expects the stock to "grind higher," and set a $63 price target on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Other supermarkets that specialize in selling organic products include The Fresh Market (TFM) and Spouts Farmers (SFM), both of which Parikh initiated last night with Perform ratings. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Whole Foods climbed 1% to $52.90.
News For WFM;TFM;SFM From The Last 14 Days
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November 21, 2014
09:12 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market shares should be bought on weakness, says Stephens
Stephens said The Fresh Market's Q3 gross margins were hurt from absorbing cost inflation and continued promotional activity, though the firm expects margin pressures to ease in Q4 and beyond. Stephens maintains its Overweight rating and $44 price target on the stock and recommends shares be bought on any post-earnings weakness.
November 20, 2014
18:21 EDTTFMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:08 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market sees FY14 adjusted EPS $1.56-$1.64, consensus $1.57
Sees FY14 SSS up 2.5%-3.5%.
16:07 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market reports Q3 adjusted EPS 27c, consensus 28c
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15:28 EDTTFMNotable companies reporting after market close
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November 19, 2014
08:58 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market November volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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08:15 EDTWFMWhole Foods testing price cuts in Texas, says Jefferies
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November 14, 2014
11:16 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market November volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
The Fresh Market November call option implied volatility is at 77, December is at 44, March is at 37; compared to its 26-week average of 43 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on November 20
November 11, 2014
09:37 EDTWFMActive equity options trading
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09:21 EDTSFMSprouts Farmers Markets 15M share Block Trade priced at $29.60
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November 10, 2014
16:56 EDTSFMSprouts Farmers Markets files to sell 15M shares of common stock for holders
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11:35 EDTWFMStocks with call strike movement; WFM KORS
Whole Foods (WFM) February 52.5 call option implied volatility increased 2% to 28, Michael Kors (KORS) May 85 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 31 according to IVolatility.
07:34 EDTWFMApple Pay seen making up 1% of Whole Foods transactions since launch, Dudas says
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05:54 EDTWFMStocks with implied volatility movement; WFM AEO
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