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Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.OQ)

WFM.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Whole Foods Market reports first quarter results
Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 04:05pm EST 

Whole Foods Market Inc : Whole Foods Market reports first quarter results . Q1 sales $4.9 billion versus I/B/E/S view $4.98 billion . Q1 same store sales fell 2.4 percent . Q1 earnings per share $0.30 . Q1 earnings per share view $0.39 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Whole Foods Market Inc says company will not report quarter-to-date comparable store sales results going forward . Company expects to incur an additional charge in Q2 of approximately $30 million . Whole Foods Market Inc sees fiscal year 2017 sales growth of 1.5% or greater . Whole Foods Market Inc sees fiscal year 2017 diluted EPS of $1.33 or greater . Whole Foods Market Inc says plans to reduce its cost structure this fiscal year . Whole Foods Market Inc says now expects a decline in operating margin of up to approximately 85 basis points for year . Whole Foods says estimating additional costs of about $14 million, or $0.03 per share, related to acceleration of implementation of category management . Whole Foods says easter will fall in Q3 of fiscal year 2017 versus Q2 of fiscal year 2016, negatively impacting comparable store sales growth in Q2 . Whole Foods says in Q1, incurred a charge of about $47 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, related to Mr. Robb's separation agreement and store, facility closures . Whole Foods says sees fiscal year 2017 comp sales of approximately negative 2.5% or better . Whole Foods says sees 2017 sales growth of 1.5% or greater.  Full Article

Whole Foods top shareholder said planning push for changes, possible sale- Bloomberg,citing sources
Friday, 4 Nov 2016 12:52pm EDT 

: Whole Foods top shareholder said planning push for changes, possible sale- Bloomberg,citing sources . The shareholder, among cos 10 biggest,has met with potential activist investors to discuss making sweeping changes at Whole Foods- Bloomberg . Shareholders discussion with activist investors include replacing management and exploring sale of Whole Foods - Bloomberg, citing sources Source http://bloom.bg/2f266z6 ((Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Whole Foods Market commences exchange offer
Monday, 26 Sep 2016 04:44pm EDT 

Whole Foods Market Inc : Whole Foods Market commences exchange offer . To exchange 5.200% senior notes due 2025 for an equal principal amount of its registered 5.200% senior notes due 2025 . Offer to exchange up to $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.200% senior notes due 2025 .Exchange offer will expire at 5:00 p.m. New York City time on October 25, 2016.  Full Article

Whole Foods Market Q3 earnings per share $0.37
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 04:18pm EDT 

Whole Foods Market Inc : Qtrly comparable store sales decreased 2.6% . If comparable store sales in q4 are in line with 2.4% quarter-to-date decrease, co would expect sales growth of about 2% for Q4 . Results in Q4 of prior year included asset impairment and restructuring charges of $80 million and a LIFO credit of $2 million. . Expect sales growth of approximately 2%, diluted EPS of $0.23 to $0.24 for Q4 if comp sales rise 2.4 percent in q4 . Q4 earnings per share view $0.25 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Whole foods market reports third quarter results . Q3 sales $3.7 billion versus I/B/E/S view $3.73 billion . Q3 same store sales fell 2.6 percent . Sees q4 earnings per share $0.23 to $0.24 . Q3 earnings per share $0.37 .Q3 earnings per share view $0.37 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Whole Foods Market Inc pays $500,000 for overcharging customers - Independent
Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 09:08pm EST 

Whole Foods Market Inc:Whole Foods has truly earned its nickname of "whole paycheck" as the luxury foodstore chain has been ordered to pay a fine of $500,000 to bring to an end an investigation into claims that it overcharged customers for prepackaged foods - Independent.The news comes after months of negotiations with the New York Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), who said it had found thousands of potential violations across food items like vegetable platters and chicken in New York City stores - Independent.The DCA found that more than three-quarters of the120 supermarkets had fallen foul of its guidelines. - Independent.Whole Foods refused to consider the DCA's initial demands of $1.5 million, and agreed to settle at $500,000 - Independent.  Full Article

Whole Foods Market, Inc prices $1 bln senior notes offering
Monday, 30 Nov 2015 04:05pm EST 

Whole Foods Market, Inc:Prices $1.0 billion senior notes offering.Says pricing of an issuance of $1.0 billion of 5.20% senior notes due 2025.  Full Article

Whole Foods Market announces new $1 billion share repurchase program; Dividend Increase
Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 04:06pm EST 

Whole Foods Market Inc:Authorized a new $1 billion share repurchase program, bringing the Company's total share repurchase authorization to $1.3 billion.Declared a 4% increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.135 per share from $0.13 per share.Next dividend is payable on January 26, 2016 to shareholders of record as of January 15, 2016.  Full Article

Whole Foods Market Inc gives FY 2016 revenue guidance
Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 04:05pm EST 

Whole Foods Market Inc:Sees FY 2016 sales growth of 3% to 5%.FY 2016 revenue of $16.55 billion - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Whole Foods Market Inc to cut about 1,500 jobs - Reuters
Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 08:00pm EDT 

Whole Foods Market Inc:Whole Foods Market Inc said it would cut about 1,500 jobs, or about 1.6 percent of its workforce as it works to bring down costs - Reuters.The magnitude of the job cuts, which will happen over the next eight weeks, are unprecedented at Whole Foods and come as the company invests in technology upgrades and tries to shed its reputation for high prices - Reuters.  Full Article

Whole Foods Market Inc overpricing led to securities fraud -U.S. lawsuit - Reuters
Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 08:00pm EDT 

Whole Foods Market Inc:Says A Whole Foods Market Inc shareholder has accused the grocer in a lawsuit of committing securities fraud by concealing its overcharging of New York City customers, leading to bad publicity that hurt sales and drove its share price down - Reuters.Says In a complaint filed on Aug.6, in federal court in Austin, Texas, the plaintiff Yochanan Markman said Whole Foods knew or recklessly disregarded that it routinely overstated the weight of pre-packaged products, causing the overcharging.  Full Article

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Whole Foods cuts 2017 profit, sales forecasts as growth lags

Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said it is closing some stores and increasing use of customer data to improve results after cutting its full-year sales and profit forecasts after posting its sixth straight quarter of same-store sales declines.