Whole Foods Market, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 15, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on
January 28, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WFM stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 20% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of WFM was $52.5,
representing a -19.96% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.59 and
a 29.01% increase over the 52 week low of $40.70.
WFM is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Kroger Company (
) and Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (
). WFM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.47. Zacks Investment Research reports WFM's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 14.57%, compared to an
industry average of 2%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to WFM through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WFM as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX (
- iShares Russell MidCap Growth Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IWP with an increase of
10.48% over the last 100 days. FXG has the highest percent
weighting of WFM at 4.34%.