Media stories about Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Whole Foods Market earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8255542904443 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on WFM shares. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $42.00 price target on shares of Whole Foods Market and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Pivotal Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Whole Foods Market in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Whole Foods Market from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Whole Foods Market currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.43.

Shares of Whole Foods Market (WFM) traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $42.00. 760,065 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,545,410. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a current ratio of 1.65. Whole Foods Market has a twelve month low of $27.67 and a twelve month 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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