Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-five brokerages that are presently covering the firm. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.89.

Several brokerages have recently commented on WWAV. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Whitewave Foods Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 29th. Susquehanna downgraded Whitewave Foods Company (The) from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $58.00 to $56.25 in a research note on Friday, October 21st.

Whitewave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) traded down 0.045% on Friday, reaching $55.445. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 507,919 shares. Whitewave Foods Company has a 12 month low of $31.40 and a 12 month high of $56.82. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $55.36 and a 200 day moving average price of $54.64. The company has a market cap of $9.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 50.176 and a beta of 1.47.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of WWAV. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Whitewave Foods Company (The) by 3.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 13,261,683 shares of the company’s stock worth $622,503,000 after buying an additional 384,476 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Whitewave Foods Company (The) by 4.2% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 6,573,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $357,804,000 after buying an additional 266,440 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in shares of Whitewave Foods Company (The) by 3.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 5,370,927 shares of the company’s stock worth $252,111,000 after buying an additional 167,857 shares during the last quarter. York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Whitewave Foods Company (The) during the third quarter worth about $270,915,000. Finally, Arrowgrass Capital Partners US LP purchased a new position in shares of Whitewave Foods Company (The) during the third quarter worth about $268,032,000. 81.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Whitewave Foods Company (The)

The WhiteWave Foods Company is a consumer packaged food and beverage company. The Company manufactures, markets, distributes and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, dairy products and organic produce. Its segments include Americas Foods & Beverages, Americas Fresh Foods and Europe Foods & Beverages.

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