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Stock-Callers.com redirects investors' attention to the Grocery Stores industry, which includes establishments that retail general lines of food products including fresh and prepared meats, poultry, and seafood; canned and frozen foods; fresh fruits and vegetables; and various dairy products. Under assessment are the following equities: The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU), and Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:
On Wednesday, shares in Cincinnati, Ohio headquartered The Kroger Co. jumped 3.41%, ending the day at $30.04. The stock recorded a trading volume of 12.00 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 9.18 million shares. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 1.78%. Moreover, shares of Kroger, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 57.21.
On May 08th, 2017, Kroger was honored by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a 2017 Healthiest Employer. The award recognizes the Company for its commitment to the health and wellness of its more than 443,000 associates. KR complete research report is just a click away and free at:
Whole Foods Market
Shares in Austin, Texas headquartered Whole Foods Market Inc. ended the day 0.88% lower at $36.25. A total volume of 10.66 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 5.78 million shares. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has gained 6.09% and 24.29%, respectively. Additionally, the Company's shares have advanced 18.94% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 12.94% and 19.10%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Whole Foods Market, which operates natural and organic foods supermarkets, have an RSI of 66.65.
On May 09th, 2017, research firm Gordon Haskett initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $42 per share. The complimentary report on WFM can be downloaded at:
At the close of trading on Wednesday, shares in Eden Prairie, Minnesota headquartered SUPERVALU Inc. finished 2.84% lower at $4.10 with a total trading volume of 2.47 million shares. The stock has advanced 8.18% in the last one month and 9.63% over the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 8.86%. Additionally, shares of SUPERVALU, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery wholesaler and retailer in the US, have an RSI of 57.92.
On April 25th, 2017, SUPERVALU reported Q4 FY17 consolidated net sales of $2.91 billion and net earnings from continuing operations of $6 million. Gross profit for Q4 2017 was $435 million; selling and administrative expenses were $400 million; and net interest expense was $40 million. Additionally, the Company completed the sale of its Save-A-Lot business during Q4 FY17. Sign up for your complimentary research report on SVU at:
Sprouts Farmers Market
Phoenix, Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 2.31 million shares at the end of yesterday's session. The stock closed the day 1.33% higher at $23.63. The Company's shares have advanced 2.03% in the past month, 30.48% in the previous three months, and 24.89% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.31% and 12.45%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Sprouts Farmers Market, which provides fresh, natural, and organic food in the US, have an RSI of 67.36.
On May 04th, 2017, Sprouts Farmers Market reported results for the 13-week first quarter ended April 02nd, 2017. Net sales for the quarter were $1.1 billion, comparable store sales growth was 1.1%, net income was $46 million, and diluted earnings per share were $0.33. Gross profit for Q1 2017 was $337 million; direct store expense was $229 million; and selling, general, and administrative expenses were $32 million.
On May 09th, 2017, research firm Gordon Haskett initiated an 'Accumulate' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $27 per share. Get free access to your research report on SFM at:
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