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Today’s Large Cap Details for Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) of Grocery Stores

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13.4 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Whole Foods Market, Inc. is 41.98 (with a change from open of -0.02%), this in conjunction with a target price of 39.05. Volume today has so far reached 1020411, with an average volume of about 7891.22. The GAP for this stock, is 0.07%.

The P/E ratio is 33.38, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 30.56. The current EPS for Whole Foods Market, Inc., is 1.26, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 4.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 36.41%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Whole Foods Market, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.37% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 1.13%. Quarter over quarter is -28.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 9.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 98.10%. Shares outstanding is 319.41, while shares float is at a value of 314.96. Float short for Whole Foods Market, Inc. is 8.86% and the short ratio is 3.54.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.31, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.31. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 34.10% and their operating margin is 4.50%. The profit margin is 2.50%.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 6.30%, and on investment, 12.60%. Return on equity is 12.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 29.62. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.85, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.98 and Price/cash is 15.09, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 57.28.

The simple moving averages are 0.12% and 29.06% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.24% and the 52 week low is 51.72%.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.72%, with a current price of 41.98. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 43.30%. This is in an industry, Grocery Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Whole Foods Market, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Grocery Stores industry means that Whole Foods Market, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.12%, with performance for the month coming to 17.80%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 22.98%, and for the half year the performance is 24.29%. Volatility for this week is 0.54% and for the month this is 1.26%.

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