President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday did little to bolster confidence Wednesday, as investors led the Dow down 0.6% and 0.8%, respectively. But a number of grocery stocks were trading comfortably in the green.
Whole Foods was rising 0.3% to $12.50.
Kroger was up 2.9% to $21.94.
Safeway was up 2.7% to $21.07.
SuperValu was up 2% to $17.98.
was up 0.2% to $9.51.
On the losing side:
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. was down 9.4% to $3.96.
Costco was down 1.4% to $41.96.
was down 1.6% to $49.23.