Mutual of America Capital Management LLC lessened its position in Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) by 7.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 39,462 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,998 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Whole Foods Market were worth $1,662,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Cleararc Capital Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Whole Foods Market by 0.5% in the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 7,792 shares of the company’s stock worth $232,000 after buying an additional 35 shares in the last quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC lifted its stake in shares of Whole Foods Market by 0.3% in the second quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC now owns 20,207 shares of the company’s stock worth $851,000 after buying an additional 64 shares in the last quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Whole Foods Market by 1.1% in the second quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 6,971 shares of the company’s stock worth $294,000 after buying an additional 73 shares in the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Whole Foods Market by 1.9% in the second quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 8,459 shares of the company’s stock worth $358,000 after buying an additional 159 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Whole Foods Market by 0.7% in the second quarter. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. now owns 26,755 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,127,000 after buying an additional 175 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.18% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Vetr upgraded shares of Whole Foods Market from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $42.27 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, June 19th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Whole Foods Market from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Tigress Financial downgraded shares of Whole Foods Market from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Wells Fargo & Company downgraded shares of Whole Foods Market from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $45.00 to $42.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Four 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 currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $37.76.

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.03. Whole Foods Market had a net margin of 2.85% and a return on equity of 13.51%. The business had revenue of $3.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.72 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.37 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Whole Foods Market Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM)

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