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November 28, 2012
09:55 EDTTFM, WFMWhole Foods loses ground after competitor's earnings miss
Whole Foods (WFM) is dropping after one of its competitors, The Fresh Market (TFM), reported lower than expected third quarter earnings per share. The Fresh Market's comparative sales rose 5.6% during its third quarter, but that was down from 8.1% in its second quarter. Moreover, the upscale grocery store chain reported that its CFO had resigned. On a somewhat positive note, the company maintained its FY12 EPS guidance of $1.33-$1.38, versus analysts' consensus estimate of $1.38. In early trading Whole Foods fell $1.12, or 1.23% to $90.25, while The Fresh Market tumbled $10.28, or 17.07%, to $49.96.
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May 22, 2015
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07:52 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market sustain traffic remains 'elusive,' says Morgan Stanley
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May 21, 2015
16:16 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market sees FY15 adjusted EPS $1.85-$1.93, consensus $1.87
Sees total net sales growth for the 53-week fiscal 2015 of approximately 9.0%-11.0% compared to the 52-week fiscal 2014 total net sales. FY15 consensus $1.98B. Fiscal 2014 included the benefit of sales from the company’s three California stores prior to their closing. Sees FY15 comparable store sales growth of 1.0%-3.0%; An effective tax rate of 37.3% to 37.6%; CapEx $100M-$110M; Unit growth of approximately 19 new stores, with two new stores opening in the first quarter; five to six new stores opening in the second quarter; and 11 to 12 new stores opening in the second half of the year. Remodeling or refreshing 10 stores, with the majority completed in the first half of the year.
16:13 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market reports Q1 adjusted EPS 50c, consensus 49c
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May 20, 2015
10:42 EDTWFMKroger CEO says consumer spending still 'fragile'
Kroger (KR) CEO W. Rodney McMullen says the company will continue to spend on stores. McMullen said it will be "fascinating" to see how Whole Foods (WFM) customers react to its plans for a smaller, lower-cost format. Kroger's CEO says food inflation has been tracking a 1%-2% and the company expects it to continue at that level. McMullen says Kroger looks at "just about anything that is available" in terms of M&A, but doesn't bid on many things. McMullen is speaking on CNBC.
May 19, 2015
06:02 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 18 at lower end of index mean range
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May 18, 2015
07:46 EDTWFMAmerican Express has $850M revenue opportunity with Plenti, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank estimates the coalition loyalty/rewards program Plenti represents a $750M-$850M annual revenue opportunity for American Express (AXP) over the next 3-5 years. Earnings accretion will take time, but returns on equity are likely "very high," Deutsche says in a research note. The firm believes Plenti is an example of how Amex is leveraging its strengths to mitigate the loss of Costco (COST). It thinks Plenti's next program supplier needs to be a grocery chain, and pegs Whole Foods (WFM) as a good candidate. Deutsche keeps a Buy rating on American Express with a $90 price target.
06:05 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 19 at lower end of index mean range
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May 15, 2015
06:05 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 20 at lower end of index mean range
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May 14, 2015
06:22 EDTWFMWhole Foods implied volatility of 20 at lower end of index mean range
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