Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of WhiteWave Foods Co. (NYSE:WWAV) by 0.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 61,189 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 119 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s holdings in WhiteWave Foods were worth $3,331,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in WhiteWave Foods by 32.5% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 98,323 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,996,000 after buying an additional 24,099 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in WhiteWave Foods by 5.3% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 96,748 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,932,000 after buying an additional 4,900 shares during the last quarter. Seven Eight Capital LLC raised its position in WhiteWave Foods by 84.7% in the first quarter. Seven Eight Capital LLC now owns 4,797 shares of the company’s stock worth $195,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in WhiteWave Foods by 58.4% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 100,270 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,707,000 after buying an additional 36,959 shares during the last quarter. Finally, British Columbia Investment Management Corp raised its position in WhiteWave Foods by 31.9% in the second quarter. British Columbia Investment Management Corp now owns 107,487 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,045,000 after buying an additional 26,000 shares during the last quarter. 81.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV)

WhiteWave Foods Co. (NYSE:WWAV) traded down 0.24% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $55.06. The stock had a trading volume of 1,466,452 shares. WhiteWave Foods Co. has a one year low of $31.40 and a one year high of $56.82. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $54.33 and its 200 day moving average price is $52.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.76 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.83 and a beta of 1.51.

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A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Wedbush reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $56.25 target price on shares of WhiteWave Foods in a report on Tuesday, August 9th. Susquehanna reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of WhiteWave Foods in a research report on Monday, August 8th. lowered WhiteWave Foods from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating and increased their price target for the company from $47.00 to $56.25 in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. DA Davidson lowered WhiteWave Foods from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the company from $55.00 to $56.25 in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. lowered WhiteWave Foods from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $56.25 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.69.

About WhiteWave Foods

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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