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Whole Foods Market, Inc. stock price, WFM
Whole Foods Market, Inc. stock chart:
Whole Foods Market, Inc. close price: 35.71
Stock price forecast:
DOWN TO -13.53%
Total forecasts: 82
Reached: 65 (79.27%)
Total Win: 54.85 (184.14%)
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Whole Foods Market, Inc. latest news:
Whole Foods shares surge 9% after WSJ report that Jana has built stake, is urging changes
Activist investor Jana Partners LLC has built a stake of almost 9% in Whole Foods Market Inc. and is pressuring the organic grocer to accelerate turnaround efforts and even explore a sale, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Jana is asking the company to upgrade technology and operations to better compete, the paper reported. It is also pushing for a board shake-up and urging the company to find out what a bidder might be willing to pay. Whole Foods declined to comment. Shares surged 9%, putting them on track for the best one-day gain in about two and a half years.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Whole Foods shares fall after company's same-store sales decline
Shares of Whole Foods Market Inc. fell more than 3% late Wednesday after the Austin, Texas, grocery-store chain reported a higher-than-expected decline in same-store sales in the fiscal first quarter and tweaked its yearly outlook to brace against slower sales growth. Whole Foods said it earned $95 million, or 30 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $157 million, or 47 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time items, Whole Foods earned $123 million, or 39 cents a share, compared with $157 million, or 46 cents a share, a year ago. Fiscal first-quarter results included a $34 million charge related to store and facility closures, and the company said it expects to incur an additional charge in the second quarter of approximately $30 million, or 6 cents a share, related to such closures. First-quarter revenue rose 1.9% to $4.92 billion, compared with $4.83 billion a year ago. Comparable-store sales fell 2.4%, the company said. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings of 39 cents on sales of $4.98 billion. The company is "refining" its growth strategy to face an "increasingly competitive marketplace," CEO John Mackey said in a statement. Whole Foods also updated its outlook to reflect lower sales growth, saying it expects full-year earnings of $1.33 a share or greater. Last year it said it expected earnings of $1.42 or greater for the year. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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