WFM - Whole Foods Market Inc.

WFM valuation $18.74 billion

Stock Price

52.095
Change: ↓ -0.905 (-1.7075%)
Last Update: 2015-01-30T16:17:43-05:00
Shares Outstanding: 359,747,100
Industry: Retail - Defensive
Website Investor Relations

The Whole Foods Market was a company initiated by John Mackey and his wife after borrowing the necessary investment from friends and family. The company started with a small store dedicated towards selling natural foods. When two years had passed, their store merged with Clarksville Natural Grocery that gave birth to the Whole Foods Market in 1980.

At the time, the company was a private entity and was not covered by any insurance company which led to a massive loss of over $400,000 in a flood. However, in just about a month, the store reopened after borrowing money from different sources. Gradually, the operations of the company expanded and they opened different food processing plants across the country. In 1992, the Whole Foods Market got enlisted on the NASDAQ stock market as a public limited company. Later on, they entered the market in the United Kingdom after acquiring Fresh and Wild stores. Further expansion took place when a merger was signed between Wild Oats Markets Inc and Whole Foods Market.

The company’s reputation is based on their claim of providing minimally processed foods. In 2007, they were included in the Fortune magazine’s list for 100 best companies to work and ranked fifth. The EPA has also awarded an honor Green Power Partner of the Year to Whole Foods Market.

According to a British magazine called The Grocer, Whole Foods Market is the world’s greatest food retailer which is also backed by the company’s revenues as they were the fifth largest retailer across America in 2006.

Stock Price Data

Open: 52.85 Previous Close: 53.00
High: 53.79 Low: 51.96
Bid: 52.05 Ask: 52.20

Bid Size: 700 Ask Size: 400
Raw Bid Size: 7 Raw Ask Size: 4
Trade Volume: 29381 Share Volume: 4868841
Last Trade Date: 2015-01-30 Last Trade Time: 16:15:00-05:00
Vwap: 52.6367029 EPS: 1.56

Fundamental Data

PE ratio: 34.10 PB ratio: 4.915
Beta: 0.74876

52 Week High: 56.42 52 Week Low: 36.08
52 Week High Vwap: 56.1625 52 Week Low Vwap: 36.5686
52 Week High Volume: 49131006 52 Week Low Volume: 1321291
52 Week Avg Volume: 5744413

Dividend Data

Dividend: 0.13 Date: 2015-01-14
Amount: 0.52 Yield: 0.981
Frequency: Q Paydate: 2015-01-27
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