Media headlines about Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Whole Foods Market earned a media sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 44.8114149317969 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several analysts have commented on WFM shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $42.00 price objective on shares of Whole Foods Market and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, Pivotal Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.43.

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) remained flat at $$41.99 during mid-day trading on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. Whole Foods Market has a one year low of $27.67 and a one year high of $43.84.

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About Whole Foods Market

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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