Updated from 3:59 p.m. EDT

Grocery stocks were mixed Wednesday as the broader market searched for direction.

Wal-Mart ( WMT) announced it is teaming up with Dell ( DELL) and software maker eClinicalWorks to sell electronic records to doctors through Wal-Mart's Sam's Club discount-warehouse division, according to The Associated Press. Wal-Mart shares were recently down 1.9% to $47.46.

  • Shares of Kroger (KR) were down 2.9% to $20.82.
  • Whole Foods (WFMI) rose 1.3% to $12.87.
  • Safeway (SWY) rose 0.6% to $18.39.
  • SuperValu (SVU) fell 0.8% to $14.38.
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea (GAP) was up 6.3% to $3.89.
  • Costco (COST) fell 1.4% to $39.56.
  • BJ's Wholesale (BJ) fell 3.8% to $28.06.
  • Winn Dixie (WINN) rose 0.6% to $8.69.
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