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Subject:  Wild Oats upgraded due to accelerating sales Date:  7/8/2005  2:54 PM
Author:  boyent Number:  283 of 300

8:19am 07/08/05

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Wild Oats Markets (OATS) was upgraded to outperform from sector perform at RBC Capital Markets, citing evidence that same-store sales were accelerating faster than expected. Analyst Edward Aaron also raised his 12-month stock price target to $15 from $11, his 2005 earnings estimate to 3 cents a share from breakeven and his 2006 forecast to 30 cents a share from 15 cents. He believes second-quarter same-store sales growth could top forecasts of 3% to 4%. The stock closed Thursday down 3 cents at $11.57.

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