Whole Foods Market (
) is scheduled to report Q1 results after the bell tonight, and
analysts polled by Capital IQ are expecting a profit of $0.44 per
share on revenue of $4.29 billion.
WFM has developed a steady pattern of widening price moves
between the sessions following its after-hours earnings-related
events, extending its move after 27 of its past 38 earnings-related
Looking deeper into the performance data, WFM has seen an
earnings-driven after-hours decline in 17 of the 38 quarters we've
tracked, and in 12 of those events it has seen its evening downside
widen in the following day's regular session (71% of the time).
On the plus-side, WFM has recorded an after-hours
earnings-driven gain in 21 of the 38 quarters we've tracked. It has
seen its gain move higher the following day in 15 of those quarters
(71% of the time).
On Nov. 6, 2013, WFM slumped 9.7% in night trade on the back of
mixed Q4 results and lowered FY 2014 guidance. The stock moved
deeper in the red the next day, closing the Nov. 7 regular session
On July 31, 2013, WFM slipped 1.7% in after-hours trade after
beating on Q3 and setting guidance below the Street view. The stock
cut its downside the next day, closing the Aug. 1 regular session
On May 7, 2013, WFM advanced 8.2% in night trade after topping
Q2 expectations and approving a 2-for-1 stock split. The shares
charged higher the next day, closing the May 8 regular session up
On Feb. 13, 2013, WFM dropped 6% in night trade after beating on
Q1 and setting guidance below the Street view. The stock headed
further south the next day, ending the Feb. 14 regular session down
On Nov. 7, 2012, WFM declined 1.9% in evening trade after
meeting on Q4 sales, beating on EPS and setting its FY 2013 outlook
below the Street. The stock tumbled lower the next day, ending the
Nov. 8 regular session down 5.8%.
On July 25, 2012, WFM gained 10.9% in after-hours trade after
posting better-than-expected results and guidance. The stock firmed
higher the next day, ending up 11.3% in the July 26 regular
On May 2, 2012, WFM advanced 3.4% in evening action after
beating Q2 estimates and raising its guidance. The stock firmed
higher the next day, closing the May 3 regular session up 7.5%.
On Feb. 8, 2012, WFM dipped 0.8% in night trade after topping Q1
expectations. The stock reversed direction the next day, closing
the Feb. 9 regular session up 5.2%.
On Nov. 2, 2011, WFM declined 5.4% in evening trade after
beating Q4 EPS estimates, meeting on revenue, and posting in-line
guidance. The stock cut its downside the next day, ending the Nov.
3 regular session off 2%.
On July 27, 2011, WFM gained 3.7% in after-hours trade after
beating Q3 expectations. The stock cut its upside slightly the next
day, ending the July 28 regular session up 2.6%.
On May 4, 2011, WFM advanced 5.5% in night trade after topping
Q2 estimates and setting its FY 2011 guidance mostly in line with
expectations. The stock lost most of its upside the following day,
closing the May 5 regular session up 0.4%.
On Feb. 9, 2011, WFM beat Q1 estimates and raised its guidance.
The stock leaped 7.9% in after-hours trade. It added to its upside
the next day, closing the Feb. 10 regular session up 11.7%.
On Nov. 3, 2010, WFM leaped 8.8% in after-hours trade after
beating Q4 estimates and setting a strong outlook for its 2011
guidance. The stock was a bullish upside mover the following day,
closing the Nov. 4 regular session up 15.1%.
On Aug. 3, 2010, WFM declined 5.6% in after-hours trade after
beating revenue expectations and setting its guidance in-line to
higher than estimates. It headed deeper south the next day, closing
the Aug. 4 regular session down 8.4%.
On May 12, 2010, WFM advanced 5.2% In after-hours trade after
beating Q1 expectations and raising its outlook. The stock firmed
higher the following day, closing the May 13 regular session up
On Feb. 16, 2010, the stock gained 7.4% after a Q1 beat and
improved 2010 projections. Shares jumped 12.5% the next day.
On Nov. 4, 2009, WFM slumped 8.4% in after-hours trade after
reporting in-line results but also guiding for full year earnings
below expectations. The stock headed deeper south the following
day, ending the Nov. 5 regular session down 15.4%.
On Aug. 4, 2009, the stock advanced 12.8% after a Q3 beat. The
gain widened to 15.6% the following day.
On May 13, 2009, WFM gained 6.2% in after-hours action after
topping Q2 expectations. The stock lost a good portion of its gain
the next day, ending up 2.7% in the May 14 regular session.
On Feb. 18, 2009, WFM advanced 7.3% in after-hours trade after
beating Q1 expectations. The stock soared higher the following day,
closing the Feb. 19 regular session up 37.2%.
On Nov. 5, 2008, the stock jumped 16.4% after reporting in line
with sales and beating with EPS. The gain was dramatically cut the
next day, shares ended up 1.6%.
On Aug. 5, 2008, the stock fell 17.5% after a Q3 miss. The loss
was narrowed slightly, to 12.5% the next day.
On May 13, 2008, the stock fell 7.9% after WFM missed with Q1
profit. The loss swelled to 13.9% the next day.
On Feb. 19, 2008, WFM edged down 0.1% in after-hours trade after
beating on Q1 sales, meeting on earnings, and reaffirming guidance.
The stock added to its downside on Feb. 20, ending the regular
session down 1.7%.
On Nov. 20, 2007, WFM gained 1.3% in evening trade after beating
Q4 expectations and setting guidance in line to above the Street.
The stock saw its upside evaporate the next day as WFMI ended the
Nov. 21 regular session down 1.9%.
On July 31, 2007, the stock jumped 8.6% in the evening hours
after WFM reported in line with revenue and tops with EPS. The gain
was pared slightly, to 6.7%, the next day.
On May 9, 2007, the stock fell 8.3% after reporting Q2 results
shy of estimates. The stock fell 10.1% the next day.
On Feb. 21, 2007, the stock was up 5.1% in the evening hours
after missing with sales but topping with EPS. The gain fattened to
14% the next day.
On November 2, 2006, WFM skidded 14.4% in night trade on in-line
Q4 results. Shares sank further the next day, closing the regular
session down a steep 23%.
On July 31, 2006, WFM tumbled 7.2% in after-hours trade after
the company missed Q3 sales expectations and guided its revenue
view in line to lower than estimates. It slid further in the Aug. 1
regular session, losing 11.7%.
On May 3, 2006, shares gained 4.8% after the company reported
ahead by a penny with its latest earnings and in line with sales.
The gain swelled to 13.3% the next day.
On Feb. 8, 2006, WFM shares were down 3.2% in night trade after
the latest earnings missed the Street by a penny and guidance was
untouched. The loss fattened to 9.4% the next day.
On November 9, 2005, WFM dropped 4.0% in evening trade after
reporting a decline in Q4 earnings from a year ago. Sales were
roughly in line with estimates and above the year ago level. WFM
also raised its 2006 sales guidance that night. However, shares
still stayed weak the next day, ending the regular session down
On July 28, 2005, WFM gained 11.1% in night trade on
better-than-expected Q3 earnings. The shares widened their gains
slightly, ending the next day's regular hours trading up 11.6%.
On May 4, 2005, WFM jumped 5% after reporting
better-than-expected Q2 revenue and topping the First Call
consensus estimate by 3 cents. It widened its price move in the May
5 regular session, surging 7.5%.
On Feb. 9, 2005, WFM leapt 5.2% after reporting Q1 EPS that beat
the Street target by 5 cents. Sales were also higher than expected.
The stock showed even more strength in the Feb. 10 regular session,
On Nov. 10, 2004, the stock added 1.3% after topping Q4 revenue
estimates and matching the EPS target. It surged 9.7% in the Nov.
11 regular session.
On July 28, WFM plunged 5.3% after besting Q3 revenue targets
but coming in a penny shy on EPS. It narrowed its downside
marginally in the July 29 regular session, closing down 5.1%.