Big banks are in prime position to benefit as they are spared from potentially painful provisions.
Analysts expect the Whole Foods buyout to add 14 million subscribers to Amazon Prime by 2020.
There are three benefits to Amazon from its recently announced changes at Whole Foods.
Amazon Prime members are also set to gain rewards from the acquisition.
Shares fell after Amazon announced that Whole Foods would cut prices, which has traders watching key support levels.
Barry Rosenstein's JANA Partners earned an estimated $300 million from its 8% stake in Whole Foods Market, possibly prompting further investments.
The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth promises to make deliveries in as little as two minutes.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos faces a daunting challenge in successfully overtaking the $13.7B Whole Foods.
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