Aimz Investment Advisors Lowers stake in Whole Foods Market (WFM)

Whole Foods Market (WFM) : Aimz Investment Advisors reduced its stake in Whole Foods Market by 1.61% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 66,707 shares of Whole Foods Market which is valued at $2,061,246 after selling 1,089 shares in Whole Foods Market , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016.Whole Foods Market makes up approximately 1.83% of Aimz Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Qs Investors boosted its stake in WFM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,106 additional shares and now holds a total of 12,099 shares of Whole Foods Market which is valued at $373,859. O’shaughnessy Asset Management added WFM to its portfolio by purchasing 213,478 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $6,596,470. Whole Foods Market makes up approx 0.15% of O’shaughnessy Asset Management’s portfolio.Exane Derivatives reduced its stake in WFM by selling 485 shares or 4.3% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,794 shares of WFM which is valued at $328,138. Whole Foods Market makes up approx 0.05% of Exane Derivatives’s portfolio.Whittier Trust Co reduced its stake in WFM by selling 1,812 shares or 12.87% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 12,269 shares of WFM which is valued at $373,959. Whole Foods Market makes up approx 0.02% of Whittier Trust Co’s portfolio.Tokio Marine Asset Management Co Ltd reduced its stake in WFM by selling 1,824 shares or 10.52% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 15,520 shares of WFM which is valued at $522,093. Whole Foods Market makes up approx 0.05% of Tokio Marine Asset Management Co Ltd’s portfolio.

Whole Foods Market opened for trading at $30.47 and hit $30.62 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $30.56, with a gain of 0.59% or 0.18 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 26,83,672 shares. Company has a market cap of $9,743 M.

On the company’s financial health, Whole Foods Market reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.37. The company had revenue of $3703.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3719.95 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Whole Foods Market. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Jul 28, 2016 to “Hold”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 32 from a previous price target of $28 .Whole Foods Market was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Sell” on Jul 26, 2016. Whole Foods Market was Upgraded by Macquarie to ” Outperform” on Jul 25, 2016.

Whole Foods Market Inc. (Whole Foods Market) is a retailer of natural and organic foods and grocer. The Company has one operating segment natural and organic foods supermarkets. As of September 29 2013 Whole Foods Market operated 362 stores in the United States Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company’s offices are supported by its headquarters regional offices distribution centers bakehouse facilities commissary kitchens seafood-processing facilities meat and produce procurement centers and a specialty coffee and tea procurement and roasting operation. The Company’s product selection includes grocery meat seafood bakery prepared foods and catering coffee tea beer wine cheese nutritional supplements vitamins body care and lifestyle products including books pet products and household products. The Company’s 365 and 365 Organic Everyday Day Value brands account for approximately half of its brand items.

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