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Is Whole Foods Market, Inc.(NASDAQ: WFM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/23/1992. Whole Foods Market, Inc. is in the Grocery Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Whole Foods Market, Inc., is 6119.22, and so far today it has a volume of 1190427. Performance year to date since the 1/23/1992 is -0.87%.

To help you determine whether Whole Foods Market, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.97 and forward P/E is 20.81. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Whole Foods Market, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.63. P/S ratio is 0.68 and the P/B ratio is 3.24. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 12.57 and 136.62 respectively.

At the current price Whole Foods Market, Inc. is trading at, 32.96 (0.53% today), Whole Foods Market, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.65%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 35.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.49, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.28% after growing -4.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -51.50%, and -55.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 325.09, and the number of shares float is 314.45. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 86.40%. The float short is 14.64%, with the short ratio at a value of 7.52. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.40%, and also a return on investment of 13.50%.

The ability for Whole Foods Market, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0.32 and total debt/equity is 0.32. In terms of margins, Whole Foods Market, Inc. has a gross margin of 34.70%, with its operating margin at 5.30%, and Whole Foods Market, Inc. has a profit margin of 3.30%.

The 52 week high is -19.70%, with 18.44% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.68% and the 200 day simple moving average is 5.47%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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