In active leading trade session, Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) are easing down -0.82% to trade at $28.95. The firm receives analyst recommendation of 3.20 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -2.39%.
Experts’ Critical Views
Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked WFM in recent few months. In ratings table the WFM given BUY ratings by 5 analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. The 5 number of analyst/s have SELL recommendation for current month on WFM. While 13 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current as compared to 2 analysts giving UNDERWEIGHT. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Hold security.
The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.37 at current month while compared with $0.37 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.35 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $1.33 as compared to one month ago of $1.55, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $1.34.
To find out the technical position of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), it holds price to book ratio of 2.80 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 21.33, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 20.93. WFM is presenting price to cash flow of 12.78 and free cash flow concluded as 44.26.
EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 4.40%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 1.88%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 0.58 and price to earning ration of 20.93 attracting passive investors.
Earnings Technical Analysis
For trailing twelve months, Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) attains gross profit margin of 34.30% and operating margin stands at 4.90% that is showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as 12.60%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of 7.00%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.
The firm has noticeable volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 1.58% for a week and 1.80% for a month. The performance of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) for the quarter recorded as -8.26% and for year stands at -10.78%, while the YTD performance was -5.45%. The co attains 0.57 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of WFM is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -4.69% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -4.75%.