Grocery Stores: Safeway (NYSE:SWY), Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM), The Fresh Market (NASDAQ:TFM), Companhia Brasileira de Distrib (NYSE:CBD)

On April 15, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) following the company’s mixed results for fourth-quarter fiscal 2013 and its announcement that it will merge with Cerberus Capital Management LP’s Albertsons for a deal valued at approximately $9.0 billion. Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) stock performance was 0.50% in last session and finished the day at $34.19. Traded volume was 3.42million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 7.42million shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.80. Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) insider ownership is 0.40%.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) is either having a great year or a terrible year. The stock is down over 20% since its high last fall, likely due to their lower earnings estimates for 2014, their so-called “cannibalization” effect that occurs with new store openings, and the recent announcement of a Wal-Mart (WMT) and Wild Oats deal. Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) dropped -1.20 percent to $48.90 Tuesday on volume of 4.65million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $48.16 to $49.67. Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) has a market capitalization of $18.19billion.

The Fresh Market Inc (NASDAQ:TFM) has had some solid insider buying. The company’s CEO Craig Carlock recently made a strong 20,000 share purchase for $661,000. Two other directors of the company also purchased stock. The Fresh Market Inc (NASDAQ:TFM)’s stock on Apr 15, 2014 reported a decrease of -2.62% to the closing price of $34.93. Its fifty two weeks range is $31.35 -$57.17. The total market capitalization recorded $1.69billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 883.2K shares. In its share capital, TFM has 48.39million outstanding shares.

Companhia Brasileira de Distrib. (ADR) (NYSE:CBD) sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). On Tuesday, shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distrib. (ADR) (NYSE:CBD) dropped -2.34% to close the day at $46.76. Company monthly performance is recorded as 16.00%. Companhia Brasileira de Distrib. (ADR) (NYSE:CBD) quarterly revenue growth is 11.71%.