3 Reasons to Sell Whole Foods Today

In the video below, Motley Fool Analyst Jim Mueller gives us a few reasons why even Whole Foods bulls may want to consider selling, and those thinking of buying may want to stay on the sidelines. 

He discusses how economic uncertainty, a premium market valuation, and aggressive growth should be closely examined. Is Whole Foods priced for perfection?  Watch the video for more. 

It's hard to believe that a grocery store could book investors more than 30 times their initial investment, but that's just what Whole Foods has done for those who saw the organic trend coming some 20 years ago. However, and despite the reasons given in the video, it may not be too late to participate in the long-term growth of this organic foods powerhouse. In Jim Mueller's brand-new premium report on the company, we walk through the key must-know items for every Whole Foods investor, including the main opportunities and threats facing the company. We're also providing a full year of regular analyst updates to go with it, so make sure to claim your copy today by clicking here.

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  • Report this Comment On December 03, 2012, at 2:40 PM, jetmacjoe wrote:

    Does th big guy really know the value of organic fruits and vegetables?

  • Report this Comment On December 03, 2012, at 3:48 PM, barnsterb wrote:

    I always like Fresh Market and would buy certain products from the Deli and some other things. But when I went into a Whole Foods Market I was so impressed with the sellection and the quality and size of the market. We have to drive 30 miles to get to the Naples, FL WFM which limits our visits, but can't see how people wouldn't just love the store as they expand into other areas. If one comes to Fort Myers, FL I'll be there often. My point? I think going long on WFM will make an investor happy for years to come.

  • Report this Comment On December 04, 2012, at 10:27 AM, KevAZ wrote:

    This is the result of the "deep dive" into WFM? Three things we knew:

    1. WFM has a high P/E

    2. WFM is growing aggressively (the reason we're paying the high P/E)

    3. The price of non-staples (like organic food) might go down in a recession.

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