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Whole Foods Market, Inc. stock price, WFM
Whole Foods Market, Inc. stock chart:
Whole Foods Market, Inc. close price: 36.28
Stock price forecast:
DOWN TO -6.04%
Total forecasts: 82
Reached: 29 (35.37%)
Total Win: 32.34 (110.10%)
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Whole Foods Market, Inc. latest news:
Whole Foods shares rise on stock buyback, board changes
Shares of Whole Foods Markets Inc. rose in Wednesday's extended session after the grocery-store chain announced a new stock buyback plan and released in-line earnings. Whole Foods said its board raised the quarterly dividend by 29% to 18 cents a share and declared a new stock buyback program worth $1.25 billion. It also named Gabrielle Sulzberger as the new chair of the board and appointed Keith Manbeck as chief financial officer. The grocery store specializing in organic products reported its second-quarter earnings fell to $99 million, or 31 cents a share, from $142 million, or 44 cents a share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, it would have earned 37 cents a share. Revenue rose to $3.74 billion from $3.7 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of 37 cents a share on revenue of $3.73 billion. For 2017, the company projected sales to grow 1% or more and earnings per share of $1.30 or more. Shares were up more than 2% after hours. 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 names new CFO, directors
(Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said it appointed Kohl’s Corp executive Keith Manbeck as its chief financial officer, effective May 17 and named five new independent directors to its board.
Whole Foods to remove seven directors from the board: source
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc will remove more than half of its directors from the board, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a dramatic shake up by the grocery chain as it grapples with a sagging stock price and frustrated investors.
Another Large Investor Calls on Whole Foods to Explore Sale
Another big investor is calling on Whole Foods Market Inc. to explore a sale.
Whole Foods Shares Pop on Albertsons' Reported Takeover Interest
Shares of high-end grocery chain Whole Foods (NYSE:WFM) jumped 3.6% to a fresh 52-week high in midday action Monday after the Financial Times reported U.S. supermarket operator Albertsons – backed by private equity group Cerberus Capital – is exploring a takeover.
Supermarket chain Albertsons exploring takeover of Whole Foods: FT
U.S. supermarket operator Albertsons is exploring a takeover of Whole Foods Market Inc. , the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing two people briefed on the matter. Albertsons is owned by private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, which has held preliminary talks with bankers on a bid for Whole Foods, the paper reported. The news comes just weeks after hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it had amassed a 9% stake in Whole Foods, and was urging it to look at a possible sale, change its management board and revise contracts with suppliers and others. Whole Foods has hired Evercore ISI to advise it on a deal that includes a possible sale of the company, according to the FT. Shares jumped 3% on the news, and are up 20% in 2017, while the S&P 500 has gained 5%. 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 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.
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