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Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are covering the stock, Analyst Ratings News reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $51.78.

WFM has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Whole Foods Market to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $48.00. Separately, analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $34.00. Finally, analysts at SunTrust reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $55.00.

Shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) traded up 0.30% on Monday, hitting $38.645. The stock had a trading volume of 550,143 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 $37.86 and a 200-day moving average of $45.27. The company has a market cap of $13.960 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.18.

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

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