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Shares of Whole Foods Market (NYSE:WFM) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-eight ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $50.17.

WFM has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Thursday, July 3rd. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Wednesday, June 25th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Whole Foods Market from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 12th.

Whole Foods Market (NYSE:WFM) traded down 0.16% on Monday, hitting $37.05. The stock had a trading volume of 1,259,504 shares. Whole Foods Market has a 52 week low of $36.08 and a 52 week high of $65.59. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $39.2 and a 200-day moving average of $47.43. The company has a market cap of $13.619 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.74.

Whole Foods Market (NYSE:WFM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $3.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.34 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Whole Foods Market will post $1.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Whole Foods Market, Inc (NYSE:WFM), is a retailer of natural and organic foods.

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