Berkley W R Corp bought a new position in WhiteWave Foods Co (NYSE:WWAV) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 198,393 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,140,000. WhiteWave Foods makes up about 1.9% of Berkley W R Corp’s portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position.
A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in WWAV. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in WhiteWave Foods by 6,485.7% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,602,533 shares of the company’s stock worth $876,080,000 after buying an additional 15,365,617 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in WhiteWave Foods by 139.8% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 6,298,694 shares of the company’s stock worth $353,671,000 after buying an additional 3,671,744 shares in the last quarter. Eton Park Capital Management L.P. raised its stake in WhiteWave Foods by 75.5% in the fourth quarter. Eton Park Capital Management L.P. now owns 5,862,231 shares of the company’s stock worth $325,940,000 after buying an additional 2,521,326 shares in the last quarter. Oxford Asset Management acquired a new stake in WhiteWave Foods during the first quarter worth approximately $103,878,000. Finally, Laurion Capital Management LP raised its stake in WhiteWave Foods by 44,023.9% in the first quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP now owns 1,632,584 shares of the company’s stock worth $91,670,000 after buying an additional 1,628,884 shares in the last quarter. 80.60% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
WhiteWave Foods Co (WWAV) remained flat at $56.24 during midday trading on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $56.24 and its 200 day moving average price is $55.61. WhiteWave Foods Co has a 1-year low of $42.73 and a 1-year high of $56.82.
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WWAV has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of WhiteWave Foods in a report on Friday, April 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of WhiteWave Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. WhiteWave Foods has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.98.
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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