FAQs

When does Whole Foods Market's fiscal year end?

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:

  • Q1 2017 ends - 1/15/17
  • Q2 2017 ends - 4/9/17
  • Q3 2017 ends - 7/2/17
  • Q4 2017 ends - 9/24/17

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Does Whole Foods Market sell stock direct to the public?

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.

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Does Whole Foods Market have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP)?

We do not currently have a dividend reinvestment program, but please stay posted.

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What is the history of Whole Foods Market, Inc.'s Common Stock?

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

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What is the Wall Street earnings' consensus for Whole Foods Market, and how is it calculated?

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.

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Does Whole Foods Market send out analyst reports?

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.

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Does Whole Foods Market have a mailing list for financial information?

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.

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Does Whole Foods Market offer franchising opportunities?

No, we own and operate all of our stores.

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Who do I contact regarding my stock certificates?

Our stock transfer agent (Securities Transfer Corporation) handles all issues concerning stock certificates, including issuing or transferring certificates, lost certificates, and address changes.

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What is Whole Foods Market, Inc.'s S.I.C. code?

Whole Foods Market, Inc. is listed under SIC code #5411, Grocery Stores

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What is Whole Foods Market's CUSIP number?

CUSIP 966837106

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How can I purchase Whole Foods Market stock?

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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Why/how should I vote if I’m a shareholder?

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