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August 21, 2014
11:54 EDTWWAV, HAINWhiteWave Foods retreats after analyst cuts rating
Shares of WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) are falling after research firm Longbow downgraded the stock to Neutral from Buy, citing concerns about competition and valuation. WhiteWave Foods markets organic foods, including substitutes for traditional milk products. It also sells traditional dairy products. WHAT'S NEW: Wal-Mart (WMT) appears to have introduced private label almond milk products at nearly all the locations checked by Longbow over the last two months, the firmís analyst Philip Terpolilli wrote in a note to investors today. The giant retailer has devoted more space to these private label brands, which cost about 25% less than the almond milk marketed by WhiteWave, the analyst stated. Although the private label almond milk mainly replaced other private label dairy items on shelves, WhiteWave products did lose some shelf space, the analyst stated. However, the company's almond milk did not lose any shelf space, he noted. Meanwhile, demand for WahiteWave's Horizon brand of conventional dairy products at Whole Foods (WFM) was mixed, Terpolilli reported. On a positive note, overall demand for WhiteWave's products remains solid, said Terpolilli, with demand for specialty milk rising by low single digit percentage levels at Wal-Mart this month versus the same period in 2013 and organic milk demand rising by mid single digit levels. But the analyst noted that WhiteWave's stock had surpassed his previous $35 price target and, in the wake of the survey results, he is not convinced that the stock can rise significantly this year. However, Terpolilli continues to be upbeat on the stock's long-term outlook .WHAT'S NOTABLE: WhiteWave competitor Hain Celestial (HAIN) yesterday reported slightly better than expected Q4 results. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, WhiteWave fell 73c, or 2%, to $34.50.
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May 21, 2015
11:14 EDTWWAVWhiteWave management to meet with SunTrust
Meeting to be held in Dallas on May 26 hosted by SunTrust.
07:16 EDTHAINLongbow to hold a conference
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07:14 EDTHAINBMO Capital to hold a conference
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May 18, 2015
07:57 EDTWWAVWhiteWave coverage assume with an Outperform at Credit Suisse
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May 11, 2015
09:54 EDTWWAVWhiteWave downgraded to In-Line on valuation at Imperial Capital
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09:34 EDTWWAVWhiteWave Foods downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital
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07:55 EDTWWAVWhiteWave Foods price target raised to $55 from $45 at SunTrust
SunTrust increased its price target on WhiteWave after the company delivered beat and raise results. The firm reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
May 8, 2015
08:08 EDTWWAVWhiteWave Foods sees FY15 revenue growth in the low-teens
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08:08 EDTWWAVWhiteWave sees Q2 revenue up in the high-single digits to low-double digits
08:07 EDTWWAVWhiteWave Foods raises FY15 adjusted EPS view to $1.10-$1.14 , consensus $1.11
08:06 EDTWWAVWhiteWave Foods sees Q2 adjusted EPS 25c-27c, consensus 25c
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08:04 EDTWWAVWhiteWave Foods reports Q1 adjusted EPS 24c, consensus 22c
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