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Subject:  Foolish Forecast: Sowing Wild Oats Date:  11/3/2005  3:02 PM
Author:  TMFTwitty Number:  290 of 300

Foolish Forecast: Sowing Wild Oats
By Rich Smith
November 3, 2005

Not all health foods stores are created equal.

For a study in contrasts, look at Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFMI), which isn't just bigger than its tiny rival Wild Oats (Nasdaq: OATS) -- it's a qualitatively better business as well. Better profit margins (positive as opposed to negative). Better returns on equity (likewise). Better dividends (existent as opposed to non). In short, better all around....
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