Brokerage Views in Focus: Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV)

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 2.16. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). The highest current target is $209. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $161. The consensus target price is currently noted at $183.909. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $2.99. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-04-26. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $2.89 for the quarter ending 2016-12-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 4.33%.

Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 2.89. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV). The highest current target is $56.25. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $42. The consensus target price is currently noted at $54.714. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.33. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-05-09. Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $0.38 for the quarter ending 2016-12-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of -9.52%.

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