Analyst Ratings for WhiteWave Foods Co (WWAV)

Updated: 2017-04-09

Analysts covering WhiteWave Foods Co (NYSE:WWAV) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, WWAV was issued an average rating of Hold.

11 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave WWAV a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

WWAV was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 56.25, which equates to a potential upside of 0.04 percent. The lowest price target was 55, implying potential capital losses of -2.19 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.52 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -2.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.32 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.24 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of WWAV to grow at a rate of 34.01 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. WWAV has a PEG ratio of 1.39.

WWAV has traded between a high of 56.82 and a low of 38.34 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.66 percent, and 1.04 percent below the high. WWAV has a P/E ratio of 47.32. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WWAV value stock report compares WWAV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WWAV is $9.99 billion. WWAV is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.