Whole Foods Market Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (WFM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFM) is tomorrow, January 16, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $88.41 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%.

The average volume for Whole Foods Market has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $16.45 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 2.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. owns and operates a chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets. The company offers produce, grocery, meat and poultry, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, and vitamins. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Whole Foods Market as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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. You can view the full Whole Foods Market Ratings Report.

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