4. As of noon trading, Whole Foods Market ( WFM) is up $0.46 (0.8%) to $56.55 on light volume. Thus far, 851,859 shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.03-$57.11 after having opened the day at $56.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.09. Whole Foods Market, Inc. owns and operates a chain of natural foods supermarkets. The Company opened its first store in Austin, Texas in 1980 and, as of September 24, 2000, operated 117 stores in 22 states plus the District of Columbia. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Whole Foods Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Whole Foods Market as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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. Get the full Whole Foods Market Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.