News headlines about WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a division of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WhiteWave Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 69 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of WhiteWave Foods in a research report on Friday, April 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered WhiteWave Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.98.
Shares of WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) remained flat at $56.24 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $56.24 and a 200 day moving average price of $55.61. WhiteWave Foods has a 1-year low of $42.73 and a 1-year high of $56.82.
WhiteWave Foods Company Profile
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. It operates through two segments: Americas Foods & Beverages and Europe Foods & Beverages.
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