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Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Food Retail Industry Detected in Shares of Whole Foods Mkt (WFM, SFS, IMKTA, SVU, SFM)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Food Retail industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Whole Foods Mkt ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 0.1%. Smart & Final St is next with a projected earnings growth of 6.5%. Ingles Markets-A ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 9.0%.

Supervalu Inc follows with a projected earnings growth of 14.5%, and Sprouts Farmers rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 25.4%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Sprouts Farmers on February 23rd, 2018 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $25.30. Since that call, shares of Sprouts Farmers have fallen 6.2%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): SFS IMKTA SVU SFM