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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WWAV. The most optimistic price target was 56.25, implying a possible profit of 0.04 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 55, implying potential capital losses of -2.19 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.32 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.24 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WWAV to grow at a rate of 34.01 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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. Today's price is 46.66 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.04 percent lower than its 52-week 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 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.