NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Whole Foods (WFM - Get Report) has been one of those stocks that I have always wanted to fall in love with, but just couldn't. Fundamentally, I value its healthy eating strategy and the company has demonstrated that is has an exceptionally sound business -- one that continues to grow despite severe economic concerns.The challenge for me has been its stock price. I have always considered it expensive. The market, however, has had different ideas. Investors can't seem to get enough and remarkably, the stock has developed the same appeal as Chipotle (CMG) where valuation metrics have become unimportant. But I think it has now become time to take a more serious look at where things are and where they may be heading.
Sell Whole Foods, Buy McDonald's
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