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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WWAV. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 56.25, implying a possible profit of 0.04 percent. The minimum price target given was 55, which equates to a potential downside of -2.19 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.52 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.24 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WWAV to grow at a rate of 34.01 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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.

In the last 52-weeks, WWAV has achieved a high of 56.82 and a low of 38.34. Currently the stock is 46.66 percent higher than its low, and 1.04 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.