NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc (NYSE:HTSI), The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), The Fresh market Inc (NASDAQ:TFM) and SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Whole Foods Market Inc. Research Report
Whole Foods Market is showing strong fundamentals, according to a Thomson Reuters report. With revised EPS estimates for 2013 and 2014, sales are expected to grow by 10% for the next three years. Prices are near the $83 long term support level that corresponds to the 100-week moving average. Being near to the $83 support is an opportunity to take a long position for Whole Foods Market. However, in order to re-establish a bullish trend in the medium term to come back to the $101.2 level, their stats should cross the $93.3 resistance area. Meanwhile, Whole Foods Market is focusing on their Whole Foods Foundation campaign that aims to raise $5.7 million to aid in global poverty. The Full Research Report on Whole Foods Market, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/16a3_WFM]
Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc Research Report
JP Morgan has advised Harris Teeter Supermarket, with $1.8 billion in market capitalization, to explore a possible sale. Harris Teeter closed up at $2.46 or 6.6 percent at 39.50 on the New York Stock Exchange. Currently, Harris Teeter Super Market has over 200 stores in the eight states in the southern United States. As rumors of acquisitions and mergers float around the company, Harris Teeter Supermarket has decided to keep mum on its plans and movements. However, the supermarket company has confirmed that it has retained JP Morgan as its financial adviser to help and assist the company in making strategic alternatives. Despite the talks of a sale, the company intends to strategize a new store growth plan and aims to maintain the employment of its associates in its stores, as well as its distribution and manufacturing facilities. The Full Research Report on Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8db4_HTSI]
The Kroger Co. Research Report
The Kroger Co. moved up by 0.10 percent and closed at $28.79 in the last trading session as its total traded volume went up to 4.86 million shares. Kroger is trading above its 50-day moving average of 7.14 percent and is looking great despite having new officers. Early 2013, Kroger announced that their Central Division President, Bob Moeder, is retiring. During his tenancy, Moeder facilitated the restructuring of its division, including opening a significant number of new stores, expansion, remodeling, as well as store closings. All of these have helped the company to gain $1 billion in store investments and to open 2,000 job openings. Following his retirement, Kroger has announced that a new Central Division President has been instated. Jeff Burt, former vice president of perishables, will replace Moeder. The Full Research Report on The Kroger Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/dd5e_KR]
The Fresh Market Inc Research Report
With The Fresh Market Inc's current stats - a 52-week low of $42.47 and 52-week high of $65.69 - the company is proving that despite mergers and acquisitions left and right in the industry, it can still hold on independently. The stock's 50-day moving average is $47.81 and its market cap is $2.239 billion. The Fresh Market Inc has announced plans to expand its market by opening new stores in Alabama, California, Charlottesville, and several other locations in the United States. The Fresh Market Inc., founded in 1982, is a specialty grocery store retailer focusing on high-quality products with a high level of customer service. Currently, it operates 130 stores in 25 states. The Full Research Report on The Fresh Market Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/e087_TFM]
SuperValu Inc Research Report
SuperValu's primary goal is to boost their sales as their financial partner, Cerberus Capital Management, aims to acquire over 30% of SuperValu's stock next month. Their goal is to heighten the value of the company's stock. The company is focused on helping other businesses grow as said by its new president, Sam Duncan. "I have three operating principles - integrity, accountability and sense of urgency, and looking at the P&L statement, I can tell you we will operate sales and cash. And we are in this for the long haul - we are not running away." Duncan is determined to make SuperValu's sales from wholesale consistent as he believes in that side of the business. The Full Research Report on SuperValu Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/899b_SVU]
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