Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Whole Foods Market (WFM) Stock Price

News headlines about Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Whole Foods Market earned a news sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2586475826265 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several analysts recently issued reports on WFM shares. Pivotal Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $42.00 price objective on Whole Foods Market and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Whole Foods Market from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.43.

Shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ WFM) remained flat at $$41.99 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.65 and a quick ratio of 1.29. Whole Foods Market has a 52 week low of $27.67 and a 52 week high of $43.84.

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Whole Foods Market Company Profile

Whole Foods Market, Inc is engaged in the business of natural and organic foods supermarket. The Company operates approximately 456 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Its stores have an average size of approximately 39,000 square feet, and are supported by its distribution centers, bake house facilities, commissary kitchens, seafood-processing facilities, a produce procurement center, and a specialty coffee and tea procurement and roasting operation, among others.

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