Why Whole Foods (WFM) Stock Is Down in After-Hours Trading

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Whole Foods  (WFM) fell in after-hours trading Wednesday after the supermarket chain reported a comparable-store sales increase that came up short of analysts' expectations.

Whole Foods reported a 3.9% comparable-store sales increase, while analysts expected a 4.8% increase. The company reported earnings of 41 cents a share on revenue of $3.4 billion, which edged the consensus estimate of earnings of 39 cents a share on revenue of $3.39 billion.

The stock was down more than 6% at 4:11 p.m.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC as a "buy" with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

You can view the full analysis from the report here: WFM Ratings Report

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