BOULDER, Colo. -- Wild Oats Markets here said last week that despite comparable-store sales growth of 5.6% in the third quarter ended Sept. 28, the company was lowering its fourth-quarter comparable-store sales guidance to between 3% and 5.5%, a move that caused concerned investors to send Wild Oats' stock price down more than 25% on Nov. 5, the day the third-quarter results were announced. The stock was $9.04 at the close of trading Nov. 7, down 19.9% for the week. The lowered guidance ...
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