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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.
News For WFM;TFM From The Last 14 Days
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March 5, 2015
18:21 EDTTFMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: YY Inc. (YY), up 5.2%... Finisar (FNSR), up 5%... Martha Stewart Living (MSO), up 5.1%... Thor (THO), up 3.5%... The Fresh Market (TFM), up 2.5%... Cooper (COO), up 2.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Calithera Biosciences (CALA), up 39% after gaining license to TransTech hexokinase inhibitors... Bank of America (BAC), up 2% following results of 2015 Dodd-Frank Stress Test. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Checkpoint Systems (CKP), down 20.4%... Emergent BioSolutions (EBS), down 8.5%. ALSO LOWER: Gap (GPS), down 2.1% after reporting February sales... AEterna Zentaris (AEZS), down 13.7% after filing to sell common units, no amount given... Citigroup (C), down marginally following results of 2015 Dodd-Frank Stress Test.
16:15 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market touches 52-week high after hours
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16:12 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market sees 2015 adjusted EPS $1.77-$1.85, consensus $1.80
This forecast includes a net benefit to earnings of approximately 3c related to store closures in California, partially offset by leadership transition related expenses, and excludes anticipated net charges of approximately 26c-33c, expected to be realized during fiscal 2015 related to the recognition of lease liabilities, asset disposals, severance and other costs associated with store closures in California. Managementís outlook for FY15 is based upon the following expectations: Total net sales growth of approximately 9.0%-11.0% compared to fiscal 2014 total net sales, which included the benefit of sales from the Companyís California stores; Comparable store sales growth of 2.0%-4.0% .
16:11 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market to close California operations, take $20M-$26M in charges
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16:09 EDTTFMThe Fresh Market reports Q4 adjusted EPS 55c, consensus 51c
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15:21 EDTTFMNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Finisar (FNSR), consensus 25c... Cooper Companies (COO), consensus $1.54... YY Inc. (YY), consensus 85c... Diamond Foods (DMND), consensus 25c... The Fresh Market (TFM), consensus 51c... Alon USA Energy (ALJ), consensus (9c)... WuXi PharmaTech (WX), consensus 53c.
March 3, 2015
15:57 EDTTFMBofA/Merrill retail analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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March 2, 2015
11:10 EDTWFMWhole Foods price target raised to $65 from $60 at BofA/Merrill
BofA raised Whole Foods' price target to $65 following last week's analyst day citing impressive comp growth and technology investments. The firm is confident in Whole Foods' long-term outlook and reiterates its Buy rating.
February 23, 2015
06:14 EDTWFMWhole Foods to host investor meeting
Investor meeting to be held on February 27 at 9 am. Webcast Link

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