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:
- Major Whole Foods supplier sees unexpected sales bump after Amazon takeover (finance.yahoo.com)
- Judge Tells Whole Foods: Gotta Keep That 365 Store Open (finance.yahoo.com)
- Ford Agrees to Tech and Marketing Deal With China’s Alibaba – TheStreet.com (thestreet.com)
- Does It Really Matter if Supermarkets Source Produce Locally? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Food Trends in 2018: Tea flavors, convincing mocktails, plant proteins, and sushi in a croissant? (finance.yahoo.com)
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.
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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