NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- WhiteWave Foods Co. (WWAV) is slated to release its fourth quarter 2015 earnings before the market open on Thursday. 

Shares closed Wednesday's trading session up by 1.13% to $34.03. 

For the latest quarter, analysts are anticipating both profit and revenue to increase from a year ago. 

Wall Street is looking for earnings of 35 cents a share on revenue of $1.04 billion.

During the same period in 2014, the company earned 27 cents a share on revenue of $910.99 million.

TheStreet's Jim Cramer, Portfolio Manager of the Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio, is watching the company's earnings. "We think the long term outlook for plant-based foods is very strong and that's why we hold it," Cramer said.

"We also believe they are building a national and even an international footprint when it comes to plant-based foods over in Europe," he added.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a "Buy" rating on the stock with a letter grade of B. 

This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: WWAV

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