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 maximum price target given was 56.25, implying potential capital gains of 0.04 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 55, implying a possible loss 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.52 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of WWAV's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 34.01 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. WWAV has a PEG ratio of 1.39.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WWAV hit 56.82 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 38.34. Today's price is 46.66 percent above the 52-week low, 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 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.