Why Whole Foods Is Poised to Bounce Back

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, natural and organic food retailer Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Whole Foods and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Whole Foods facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Austin, Texas (1978)

Market Cap

$16.3 billion

Industry

Food retail

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$12.2 billion

Management

Co-founder/Co-CEO John Mackey
Co-CEO Walter Robb

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

13.3%

Cash/Debt

$926.0 million / $25.0 million

Dividend Yield

0.9%

Competitors

Kroger (NYSE: KR  )
Safeway
(NYSE: SWY  )
Trader Joe's

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 89% of the 5,211 members who have rated Whole Foods believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, TMFCQuader, tapped Whole Foods as a particularly tasty bargain opportunity:

"Right now it is hitting some turbulence, but as people start realizing that many of their health issues are related to the foods they eat, they may start coming to Whole Foods. Whole Foods also positions its stores in urban areas, usually within walking distance of many patrons."

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, it may not be too late to participate in the long-term growth of this organic foods powerhouse. In this 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. So make sure to claim your copy today by clicking here.

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