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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WWAV. The most optimistic price target was 56.25, which equates to a potential upside of 0.04 percent. The minimum price target given was 55, implying potential capital losses of -2.19 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.52 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.94 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.32 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.24 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of WWAV's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 34.01 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. The PEG ratio of WWAV is 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 below the high by 1.04 percent. WWAV has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $9.99 billion. WWAV will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.