What to Expect When WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) Reports Earnings Friday

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of WhiteWave Foods Co (WWAV) are slightly lower by 0.01% to $43.72 in after-hours trading Thursday, one day ahead of the company's first quarter earnings release.

WhiteWave Foods is expected to post results before the market opens on Friday.

The consensus estimate calls for earnings of 22 cents per share on revenue of $911.09 million for the quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

Shares of WhiteWave Foods closed at $43.72 on heavy volume in Thursday's regular trading session.

About 2.81 million shares have exchanged hands as of 4:13 p.m. ET today, compared to its average trading volume of about 1.63 million shares a day.

Denver, CO-based WhiteWave Foods Co is a consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets, distributes and sells branded products.
 
The company makes plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, dairy products and organic produce.
 
Insight from TheStreet's Research Team:

WhiteWave Foods is a core holding of Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio. During the most recent weekly roundup, this is what Jim Cramer, Portfolio Manager & Jack Mohr, Director of Research - Action Alerts PLUS had to say about the stock:

WhiteWave Foods (WWAV:NYSE; $43.95; 2,600 shares; 4.38%; Sector: Consumer Staples): WhiteWave's stock has outperformed significantly year to date as its portfolio of large, leading brands focused on fast-growing health and wellness offerings appears especially advantaged in the current environment.

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