Grocery Stocks: Whole Foods Settles Wild Oats Case

Grocery stocks were mixed during the last hour of trading Friday, with Whole Foods (WFMI), Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (GAP) and Winn Dixie (WINN) among the day's risers.

Whole Foods said Friday that it had reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding allegations that it had violated antitrust laws in its acquisition of Wild Oats and sell leases and assets of 19 Wild Oats stores that have closed.

Whole Foods shares were fluctuating close toward the end of the day and were lately down 0.7% to $11.67.

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., meanwhile, saw its shares rise 3.6% to $3.13, and Winn Dixie shares rose 2.2% $8.42.

Elsewhere:

  • Shares of Costco (COST) were down 2.9% to $38.42.
  • BJ's Wholesale Club (BJ) was down 0.7% to $29.97.
  • Safeway (SWY) was down 1.7% to $17.54.
  • Kroger (KR) was down 2.9% to $19.56.
  • Supervalu (SVU) was down 5.3% to $14.28.
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) was down 3% to $48.26.
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