Whole Foods is currently trading above the price Amazon will pay for it (WFM, AMZN)
Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $42 a share in cash. So why is Whole Foods trading at more than $43 a share?
After a brief trading halt, shares of Whole Foods jumped about 27.5% to $42 on Friday. This matches the price per share Amazon said it will pay for the company. Theoretically, this means Whole Foods is currently worth $42 a share. But once leveling off at $42, shares of Whole Foods began to creep higher, and are currently above $43.
The move in Whole Foods suggests that some traders are willing to bet that it’ll be sold for a higher price, potentially the product of a bidding war if other retailers step into the fray. Speculation on potential Whole Foods buyers has circulated ever since Jana Partners, an activist investor that was encouraging a shake-up at the company, bought in.
Will Walmart Make an Offer for Whole Foods?
One analyst from Barclay believes the bidding for Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) may not be over. While it and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) have a “definitive deal” at $42 a share, the Whole Foods board may have a fiduciary obligation to look at better M&A transactions.
If so, the logical buyer would be Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), the company the Whole Foods deal is meant to challenge.
3 Intriguing Ways Amazon.com Can Profit From Buying Whole Foods
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been flirting with retail concepts that blur the line between e-commerce and bricks-and-mortar, and on Friday, the company made a huge bet that it can further reshape retail by acquiring Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) for $13.7 billion.
While there are a lot of synergies associated with this deal (think supply chain), here are three less evident ways this acquisition could pay off for the Internet giant.
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