'CRYPTIC' GROWTH FORECAST SINKS WHOLE FOODS' STOCK

AUSTIN, Texas - Whole Foods Market here reported yet another quarter of double-digit sales and earnings growth last week, but investors were not impressed.Shares in the fast-growing natural food chain plunged 12% to a new 52-week low after what analysts said was confusing guidance about its sales growth and what could be a slowdown in new-store expansion."They were a little cryptic with their guidance,

AUSTIN, Texas - Whole Foods Market here reported yet another quarter of double-digit sales and earnings growth last week, but investors were not impressed.

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