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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV)?

The company in question is, The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) currently with a stock price of 53.78 (-0.41% today). The market cap for The WhiteWave Foods Company is 9662.22, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Food РMajor Diversified industry. The target price for The WhiteWave Foods Company is 55.14. Currently The WhiteWave Foods Company is trading with a P/E of 50.56, and a forward P/E of 32.93. Average volume for The WhiteWave Foods Company is 2685.85 and so far today it is 1754142.

Performance in the last year for The WhiteWave Foods Company has been 26.46%. For EPS growth, The WhiteWave Foods Company has seen a growth of 18.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 15.98%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 21.58% over the last five years and could be 18.39% for the next five years. The WhiteWave Foods Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 13.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 37.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.36%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 17.49%.

Since the IPO date for The WhiteWave Foods Company on the 10/26/2012, The WhiteWave Foods Company has seen performance year to date to be 38.78%. With The WhiteWave Foods Company trading at 53.78, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 1.07.

So could The WhiteWave Foods Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 50.56. The PEG is 2.75, P/S is 2.34 and the P/B is at 7.1. The P/cash is 150.27, with P/free cash flow at 84.68.

The WhiteWave Foods Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.56, and total debt/equity at 1.59.

In terms of margins, The WhiteWave Foods Company has a gross margin of 34.30%, an operating margin of 9.00% and a profit margin of 4.70%.Payout ratio for The WhiteWave Foods Company is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 4.50% with return on investment coming to 7.30%.

Insider ownership for The WhiteWave Foods Company, is at 1.70% and institutional ownership comes to 87.10%. Outstanding shares are at 178.93. While shares float is 173.66. The float short is currently 2.67%, and short ratio is 1.73.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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