The services sector closed the day down 1.3%. Princeton Review Inc ( REVU), Dex One ( DEXO), USA Technologies Inc ( USAT), and Noah Education Holdings ( NED) were all winners today within the services sector with Whole Foods Market Inc ( WFM) being today's featured services winner. Whole Foods Market Inc rose $1.79 (2.6%) to $71.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.3 million shares of Whole Foods Market Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. Whole Foods Market, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of natural and organic food supermarkets. The company offers produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, and vitamins. Whole Foods Market Inc has a market cap of $12 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.6, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 36.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Whole Foods Market as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.
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