Whole Foods Market operates on a 52 or 53 week fiscal year, ending the last Sunday in September. The first quarter consists of 16 weeks, the second and third quarters each consist of 12 weeks, and the fourth quarter consists of 12 or 13 weeks.
The calendar for fiscal year 2017 is as follows:
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We do not currently have a plan in place to sell stock directly to the public. From time to time, we review various plans for direct stock purchase. If a decision were made to launch such a program, information on such a program would be found on our web site.
We do not currently have a dividend reinvestment program, but please stay posted.
Whole Foods Market's initial public offering was on January 23, 1992 at a price of $2.13 per share (split).
10 year stock price and volume chart on nasdaq.com
The Wall Street consensus is calculated based on quarterly earnings estimates that are submitted by analysts to First Call, I/B/E/S, Zacks and other reporting agencies. Whole Foods has a policy to not explicitly endorse these models.
Whole Foods Market does not send out analyst reports as they are the property of the investment firms and typically only available to their clients. Research by S&P and ValueLine is available from local public libraries.
In an effort to save money and trees, Whole Foods does not mail quarterly reports to shareholders. Financial press releases are available on our website within 24 hours of release.
No, we own and operate all of our stores.
Our stock transfer agent (Securities Transfer Corporation) handles all issues concerning stock certificates, including issuing or transferring certificates, lost certificates, and address changes.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. is listed under SIC code #5411, Grocery Stores
Whole Foods Market common stock is traded on Nasdaq, under the trading symbol WFM. To purchase Whole Foods Market common stock, please consult a stockbroker.
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