WhiteWave Foods Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (NYSE:WWAV)
Shares of WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the company, ARN reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $33.86.
Shares of WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) opened at 32.72 on Monday. WhiteWave Foods has a 1-year low of $18.28 and a 1-year high of $33.44. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $31.30 and a 200-day moving average of $29.34. The company has a market cap of $5.698 billion and a P/E ratio of 51.93.
WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $838.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $815.44 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.16 earnings per share. WhiteWave Foods’s revenue was up 39.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that WhiteWave Foods will post $0.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.
WWAV has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of WhiteWave Foods from $29.00 to $32.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of WhiteWave Foods from $34.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of WhiteWave Foods in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $35.00.
The WhiteWave Foods Company, formerly WWF Operating Company, is a consumer packaged food and beverage company.
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