Food Producers Stocks Under Scanner -- WhiteWave Foods, Kraft Heinz, Pilgrim's Pride, and Post Holdings

Sep 01, 2016, 07:45 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, September 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

This morning's stocks coverage on belong in the Diversified Food industry which supplies and caters food products and services across the globe. Let us review the recent performances of these four major players: The WhiteWave Foods Co. (NYSE: WWAV), The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC), Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (NASDAQ: PPC), and Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POST).  You can access of our complimentary research reports on these stocks now at:

The WhiteWave Foods  

Shares in Denver, Colorado headquartered The WhiteWave Foods Co. ended Wednesday's session at $55.43, rising 0.13%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 923,198 shares. The Company's shares have surged 20.68% in the previous three months and 42.46% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.75% and 27.88% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of WhiteWave Foods, which manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, dairy products and organic salads, and fruits and vegetables in North America and Europe, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 71.66.

On August 9th, 2016, WhiteWave reported Q2 2016 diluted earnings per share of $0.29 and adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.32, excluding operating costs associated with its China joint venture. Including joint venture costs, WhiteWave reported Q2 2016 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.31. Net sales for Q2 2016 were $1.1 billion, a 14% increase from net sales of $924 million in Q2 2015.

On August 17th, 2016, research firm Wells Fargo downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Market Perform'. Visit us today and download your complete report on WWAV for free at:

The Kraft Heinz  

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania headquartered The Kraft Heinz Co.'s stock climbed 1.73%, closing the day at $89.49, with a total volume of 2.67 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 5.81% in the last month, 6.27% over the previous three months, and 25.60% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 2.41% above its 50-day moving average and 13.95% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Kraft Heinz, which manufactures and markets food and beverage products in the United States, Canada, Europe, and rest of world, have an RSI of 58.28.

On August 05th, 2016, research firm Deutsche Bank upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Hold' to 'Buy'. The research firm also revised upwards its previous target price from $85 to $103.

On August 31st, 2016, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that S&P 500 constituent, The Kraft Heinz Co., will replace EMC Corp. in the S&P 100 after the close of trading on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016. The complimentary research report on KHC can be accessed at:

Pilgrim's Pride  

On Wednesday, shares in Greeley, Colorado headquartered Pilgrim's Pride Corp. recorded a trading volume of 749,842 shares. The stock ended the day 0.13% lower at $23.08. The Company's shares have gained 0.92% in the past month and 16.68% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 3.80%. Furthermore, shares of Pilgrim's Pride, which engages in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products to retailers, distributors, and foodservice operators in the US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, have an RSI of 45.48. Register for free on and download the PDF research report on PPC at:

Post Holdings  

St. Louis, Missouri headquartered Post Holdings Inc.'s stock saw a slight decline of 0.12%, finishing yesterday's session at $84.78, with a total volume of 338,172 shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 11.30% in the previous three months and 37.41% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.49% and 18.03%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Post Holdings, which manufactures, markets, and sells branded and private label ready-to-eat cereal products primarily in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, have an RSI of 50.69.

On August 4th, 2016, Post Holdings reported that Q3 net sales were $1,246.1 million, an increase of $34.3 million, or 2.8%, compared to the prior year. The company's operating profit was $142.0 million for Q3, an increase of $60.7 million, or 74.7%, compared to the prior year. Net earnings were $3.3 million for Q3, a decline of $20.7 million, or 86.3%, compared to the prior year. Net earnings available to common shareholders were $0.0 million for Q3. Get free access to your research report on POST at:


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