Shares of WhiteWave Foods Co (NYSE:WWAV) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-two analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eighteen have given a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $56.19.

Separately, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of WhiteWave Foods in a research note on Friday, April 7th.

WhiteWave Foods (NYSE WWAV) traded up 0.02% on Tuesday, reaching $56.24. The company had a trading volume of 15,843,889 shares. WhiteWave Foods has a 12 month low of $42.73 and a 12 month high of $56.82. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $56.24 and its 200-day moving average price is $55.64.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in WhiteWave Foods by 0.4% in the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 295,896 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,615,000 after buying an additional 1,229 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in WhiteWave Foods by 30.7% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 38,846 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,181,000 after buying an additional 9,114 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in WhiteWave Foods by 2.3% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 44,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,516,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its stake in WhiteWave Foods by 6.2% in the first quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 479,829 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,942,000 after buying an additional 27,960 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in WhiteWave Foods during the fourth quarter worth $1,943,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.60% of the company’s stock.

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About WhiteWave Foods

The WhiteWave Foods Company is a consumer packaged food and beverage company. The Company manufactures, markets, distributes and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, dairy products and organic produce. It operates through two segments: Americas Foods & Beverages and Europe Foods & Beverages.

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