Whole Foods gross margin concerns overblown, says Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank believes investor concerns over Whole Foods' gross margins are overblown. The firm lowered its earnings and comp estimates ahead of the company's Q1 results next week due to severe weather but keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
Whole Foods Markets calls active on renewed takeover chatter Whole Foods Markets March 53, 54 and April 55 calls are active on 8K contracts (1K puts) on renewed takeover chatter. March call option implied volatility is at 38, April is at 25, May is at 30; compared to its 26-week average of 27 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for larger near term price movement.