Whole Foods downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank downgraded Whole Foods to Hold citing near-term saturation in the natural retailers space after the company lowered its outlook for 2014. The firm dropped its price target for shares to $40 from $60.
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.