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Whole Foods Market (NYSE:WFM) Insider Mark T. Dixon sold 6,926 shares of Whole Foods Market stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.03, for a total transaction of $263,395.78. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 4,785 shares in the company, valued at approximately $181,974. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on WFM shares. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $41.00. Finally, analysts at S&P Equity Research reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Friday, August 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.82.

Whole Foods Market (NYSE:WFM) traded up 1.66% on Friday, hitting $38.55. 4,530,505 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Whole Foods Market has a 1-year low of $36.08 and a 1-year high of $65.59. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $37.80 and a 200-day moving average of $44.78. The company has a market cap of $13.926 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.78.

Whole Foods Market (NYSE:WFM) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $3.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.39 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. Whole Foods Market’s revenue was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. 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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