THE WEEK IN STOCKS

Chart shows the six stocks with share prices of at least $1 that had the greatest percentage change in price last week, up or down. North West Co. + 6.31% Loblaw Cos. + 4.19% Village + 4.03% Ingles - 4.29% United Natural Foods -3.45% Wild Oats - 3.39% most active by Volume Wal-Mart85,609,979 Target60,621,110 Kroger23,845,961 AS PERCENTAGE OF SHARES OUTSTANDING Wild Oats10.93% Whole Foods8.09% Nash

Chart shows the six stocks with share prices of at least $1 that had the greatest percentage change in price last week, up or down.

North West Co. + 6.31%
Loblaw Cos. + 4.19%
Village + 4.03%
Ingles - 4.29%
United Natural Foods -3.45%
Wild Oats - 3.39%

most active

by Volume

Wal-Mart
85,609,979

Target
60,621,110

Kroger
23,845,961

AS PERCENTAGE OF SHARES OUTSTANDING

Wild Oats
10.93%

Whole Foods
8.09%

Nash Finch
7.41%

market summary

gainers 12
losers 14
unchanged 0

Market Quotes

RETAILERS
52-WEEK Sales Amt Pct.
High Low Ex (00's) High Low Close Change Change
35.52 20.67 N A&P 53023 35.18 34.14 34.20 -0.01 -0.03
13.86 8.08 N Ahold (ADR) 16572 13.24 12.93 13.04 0.04 0.31
144.05 96.10 O Arden Group 102 135.00 128.26 131.40 0.07 0.05
38.39 25.18 N BJ's Wholesale Club 33153 38.08 36.66 37.27 0.10 0.27
58.70 46.00 O Costco Cos. 180756 57.23 55.71 57.19 1.43 2.56
101.62 64.95 N Delhaize (ADR) 2501 101.00 96.41 98.21 -1.27 -1.28
42.72 15.10 O Ingles 3104 36.34 32.71 33.95 -1.52 -4.29
31.94 19.98 N Kroger 238460 30.87 29.72 30.09 -0.34 -1.12
55.00 44.92 C Loblaw Cos. 25452 52.51 50.00 52.20 2.10 4.19
41.78 29.15 C Metro-Richelieu 6406 37.90 37.01 37.53 0.24 0.64
20.93 12.25 O North West Co. 3548 19.80 18.60 19.71 1.17 6.31
High 7.60 O Pathmark 23575 13.18 12.80 12.96 -0.05 -0.38
32.39 22.30 N Ruddick 14258 31.61 29.96 30.48 -0.81 -2.59
38.31 24.00 N Safeway 180255 35.40 33.92 35.35 1.01 2.94
High 36.22 C Sobeys 4731 58.00 57.92 57.95 0.03 0.05
49.29 26.14 N Supervalu 76431 47.98 45.46 46.49 -0.67 -1.42
High 44.70 N Target 606211 65.07 63.14 64.40 0.56 0.88
52.00 28.56 O Village 713 48.18 45.60 47.19 1.83 4.03
52.15 42.31 N Wal-Mart 856100 49.68 47.77 48.39 -0.89 -1.81
45.70 37.97 N Weis Markets 2756 43.52 41.58 42.12 -0.13 -0.31
66.25 38.09 O Whole Foods 114302 40.00 38.30 38.35 -0.95 -2.42
20.50 13.88 O Wild Oats 32664 17.51 16.55 16.80 -0.59 -3.39
32.40 10.92 O Winn-Dixie 24941 30.72 28.52 29.74 -0.65 -2.14
WHOLESALERS
52-WEEK Sales Amt Pct.
High Low Ex (00's) High Low Close Change Change
High 18.41 O Nash Finch 9938 51.17 49.65 50.39 0.85 1.72
High 12.17 O Spartan Stores 15265 33.16 31.16 31.91 -0.26 -0.81
38.40 26.43 O United Natural Foods 29981 28.81 26.97 27.42 -0.98 -3.45

Exchange (EX) Symbols:

N — New York Stock Exchange

O — Over the Counter

A — American

C — Canadian

The SN Composite Index

The chart (left) shows the most recent eight weeks of movement of the SN Composite Index compared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The SN Index is a statistical indicator of the industry performance based on share price and number of shares outstanding of the listed stocks.

INDICES Last Week This Week Pct. Change
Dow Jones 13482.35 13545.84 0.47
S&P 500 1515.67 1522.19 0.43
SN Composite 2084.58 2071.94 -0.61
Retailers 1888.08 1876.68 -0.60
Wholesalers 712.64 705.77 -0.96