Short interest is at its lowest level in the past year.
On 3/14/15 there were 5,912,140 shares short. The number of shares short have pretty much declined since then. On 2/13/15 there were 1,802,597 shares short.
From Seeking Alpha posted today--interesting about Target:
"Breakout time for organic food socks?"
"Wedbush initiates coverage on WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) and Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) with Outperform ratings.An important development occurred this week in the sector with Target announcing it will focus on organic brands in its grocery section at the expense of well-known packaged food products.There was also some talk of Wal-Mart decelerating the roll-out of its small-store format.Some analysts have been willing to stretch out valuation on organic food stocks due to the M&A potential.Previously: Grocery plans from Target to veer away from typical packaged food fare (Mar. 03 2015)Other organic food stock plays: THS, SFM, FWM, TFM, WFM."
"the key is "fresh vegetables""
This is how I prepare and consume fresh vegetables:
Lightly steam, put on plate, eat. (note that I DO NOT add salt, butter, sauces etc.; been doing this for YEARS.
Speaking of butter, I RARELY consume it. (I keep it in the freezer)
I'm under the impression that frozen vegs have similar nutritional values; those with no additives.
"people been eating big macs so long , any kind of change is beneficial"
I agree. I haven't eaten ANY fast food (MCD, Burger King, Wendy's etc.) since July 2003; prior to that, maybe a four times a year (thanks mom & dad!!)
Give me a little credit!
Bringing this back to WFM...I do not have a preference of organic or conventional; rather I determine which appears more fresh and buy. I consistently have a satisfactory produce experience at WFM, not too bad at Stop & Shop, less so at Shaws. This is why WFM gets the majority of my produce business, as well my seafood and meat/poultry business.
Do you ever consume ketchup?
There's 160 mg of sodium in a tablespoon in Heinz ketchup and 4 g of sugar!
Perhaps you consume Heinz "No Salt Tomato Ketchup" Only 5 g of sodium!
113 mg of sodium per serving is pretty low IMO.
How about its SUGAR content? 0.9g per serving.
Please do not overlook the 11g of FIBER!
I'm all ears if you can share a better breakfast cereal.
For perspective, I haven't had the "need" to buy either table salt nor sugar in over ten years; I do watch what I eat.
I believe we at least are in agreement re KMI!
I bet you have more than "several options" as in I bet there are hundreds of political blogs that you could post on, yet, you continue to post on an oil stock's board.
Again, hundreds of political blogs; just think of the possibilities!
Uncle Sam Original Whole Wheat & Flaxseed cereal
Sure, some items are more expensive at WFM, but not all. I'm a selective shopper, but PRICE is just one of the factors I consider.
Seeking your reply; apparently you don't have anything "intelligent" to post to my query on that board???
I've seen on TV a few times an ad for Silk's Cashew milk that has a similar theme of not having "the will to try it".
The dude is hesitant to try cashew milk, but ultimately does (shocking!) and proclaims "it's better than milk!" or something like that.
IMO, a very good ad, but not good enough to push me to try; I've yet to sample any plant based milks.
"Executive Compensation Program in 2013
For 2013, our targeted mix of compensation for our Chief Executive Officer and other four named executive officers was comprised of base salaries, performance bonus awards (at target), and long-term, equity-based compensation."
I'm guessing that a lot of the stock sales are a result of selling equity compensation or the exercising and resultant sale of shares before the options expire. Top management has a boat load of options that expire annually.
Sure, it'd be great to see insider buying, but I rarely see this in this era, compared to the past when equity and or option compensation was MUCH smaller. There is no reason for executives to make open market transactions, since they have tons of options to buy shares--they have the exposure to shares without any monetary risk.
That said, KMI is very different. Kinder Morgan does not offer options as part of compensation. I have seen some size insider buying of KMI common.
From AMT 2014 Proxy page 15:
"Stock Ownership Guidelines
To encourage significant stock ownership by our executive officers and Directors, further align the interests
of our leadership with those of our stockholders and promote our commitment to sound corporate governance,the Board implemented stock ownership guidelines in January 2012. Each executive officer and Director is expected to beneficially own American Tower stock equal in market value to a specified multiple of his or her annual base salary or annual cash retainer, as applicable. The guideline for the Chief Executive Officer is five times his or her base salary and for the other executive officers is three times his or her base salary. The guideline for each non-management Director is five times the annual cash retainer. Each executive officer and nonmanagement Director has five years from the date of hire or implementation of these guidelines to attain his or her ownership target.
In addition to actual shares held, unvested time-based RSUs and the in-the-money value of vested options
are counted for determining compliance with these guidelines. The Compensation Committee administers these stock ownership guidelines, and may modify their terms and grant hardship exceptions in its discretion. As of March 25, 2014, each executive officer and Director exceeded his or her applicable stock ownership requirement."
We will see soon enough if the same can be said for around 3/25/15, but I'm betting all the executives will be compliant with the above guidelines.
Again, why is it difficult to believe what I have posted?
What could I possibly gain by lying?
I have no idea how far back YahooFinance archives posts, but if posts from 15 years ago can be accessed, I assure you that mine will be there (on all three tower stocks). Heck, I even offered that one of my buys of AMT was funded by selling some WFM and that was a huge mistake. I'm not infallible. (yes, some of us had heard of WFM 15 years ago; perhaps you were in grade school at that time?).
I'm thinking you're a youngster. Oh yeah, a slightly belated welcome to YahooFinance message boards and posting on them. I see you've only created "donkergen" a bit shy of six months ago.
Perhaps you're not familiar with LONG TERM investing. Some people think they need to make frequent trades; but oftentimes, by doing so, they are doing themselves a disservice. Yes, I learned that lesson YEARS ago. Don't worry about your lack of wisdom. With experiences, one may develop wisdom. Clearly you're not there yet.
When you are ready to live in the REAL world, perhaps we will "talk" again. Until then: grow up. Yes, jealously is ugly and haters are going to hate. Funny thing: it takes more energy to hate than to be pleasant.
I'm not sure if I would call this brand building, since it seems that HAIN is investing in the Cyc Fitness brand.
By doing so, Cyc Fitness will become another venue for HAIN brand awareness! All seem good to me; particularly the emphasis on millennials.
“Cyc Fitness has the distinction of being Hain Celestial’s inaugural investment in the personal fitness space. We view our investment in Cyc Fitness as another opportunity to connect with active lifestyle consumers and feature selected organic and natural Hain Celestial products for sale at various Cyc Fitness locations,” said Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial."
What say you about spirallocks comments about the dearth of real estate owned by WFM? I have posted that presumably WFM management has identified a better use of its capital.
I and the board expect "an intelligent comment"; please do not disappoint!