PT Watch: Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV)

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 2.37. 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 $160. The consensus target price is currently noted at $181.909. 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 $3.09. 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 2017-07-26. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $3.15 for the quarter ending 2017-03-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 5%.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV) has a consensus target price of $N/A on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $N/A, while the low is resting at $N/A. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV) to post a current quarter EPS of $N/A. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on N/A, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $N/A. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was -9.52%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near N/A.
In terms of analyst ratings, Whitewave Foods Company (The) (NYSE:WWAV) has a current ABR of N/A. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

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