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Q3 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q3 2016

George Soros 17,100 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,394,200 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 3,340,905 sh (New)
Michael Price 85,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 504,475 sh (+10755.93%)
Mario Gabelli 1,465,571 sh (+1195.05%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
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Q4 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q4 2016

John Paulson 676,400 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 5,862,231 sh (+75.47%)
Michael Price 100,000 sh (+17.65%)
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,216,100 sh (-12.77%)
Mario Gabelli 1,176,321 sh (-19.74%)
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Q1 2017

WWAV Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 1,475,400 sh (New)
Michael Price 100,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
John Paulson 670,000 sh (-0.95%)
Mario Gabelli 1,071,121 sh (-8.94%)
Jeremy Grantham 680,801 sh (-44.02%)
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Q2 2017

WWAV Guru Trades in Q2 2017

John Paulson Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.38%$56.15 - $56.24 $ 56.240%0
Michael Price 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.7%$56.15 - $56.24 $ 56.240%0
John Paulson 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.5%$56.15 - $56.24 $ 56.240%0
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -8.94%0.04%$54.58 - $56.15 $ 56.242%1,071,121
John Paulson 2017-03-31 Reduce -0.95%$54.58 - $56.15 $ 56.242%670,000
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods    NAICS: 311514    SIC: 2023
Traded in other countries:WIW.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
The WhiteWave Foods Co operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company. The Company manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products.

WhiteWave manufactures, markets, and sells foods and beverages. The company focuses on growing and emerging categories, such as natural and organic food and beverages, plant-based milks and protein products, coffee creamers and drinks, and organic packaged salads and produce. WhiteWave's brand portfolio includes the Silk line of plant-based beverages, Horizon Organic premium dairy, So Delicious, International Delight, and Alpro. North America accounts for 86% of sales, with the remainder mostly generated in Europe.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on WhiteWave Foods Inc. - Jan 31, 2017

WhiteWave Foods Inc. (1.7%) (WWAV – $55.60 – NASDAQ) (NYSE:WWAV) is a food and beverage company based in Denver, Colorado. WhiteWave focuses on branded plant based food and beverages. Two of its most popular product lines are the “Silk” Almond Milk, and “So Delicious” branded products. WhiteWave agreed to be acquired by Danone for $56.25 cash per share in a $12.5 billion merger. Shareholders already approved the merger and regulatory approval is pending. The merger is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.

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WhiteWave Announces Major Milestone Towards Completion of Merger With Danone
Dairy Free Frozen Dessert Options Continue to Grow! So Delicious Dairy Free Launches New Cashewmilk Bars

Leader in dairy free frozen desserts expands their cashewmilk frozen dessert line with two new novelty bars
BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- So Delicious Dairy Free, makers of delicious dairy free foods and beverages, is expanding its frozen dessert offerings with the launch of two new cashewmilk based frozen novelties.
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/60553ba7-844b-4c32-ac65-c5a68eddfd4aA leader in dairy free frozen desserts, So Delicious Dairy Free pioneered the category nearly 30 years ago with its soymilk frozen dessert pints.  Over the past eight years, the company has introduced coconutmilk frozen desserts, almondmilk frozen desserts and in 2015, launched the now very popular cashewmilk frozen desserts pints.So Delicious is now extending its cashewmilk frozen desserts line to include two frozen dessert bars: Dipped Salted Caramel and Double Chocolate Delight. Dipped Salted Caramel is a nod to the popular Salted Caramel Cluster frozen dessert pint and offers a smooth and creamy cashewmilk base, with a ribbon of rich caramel dunked into a dark chocolate coating. The Double Chocolate Delight is a chocolate lover’s dream with a dark chocolate cashewmilk base dipped into a rich dark chocolate shell. â€œCashewmilk is an ideal base for frozen desserts,” said Lindsey Morgan, brand manager for So Delicious Dairy Free. “Cashews provide a creamy texture and the taste works well with so many combinations of flavors.  Our salted caramel cluster flavor is one of the most popular dairy free frozen desserts available and now we are offering it in a convenient and decadent bar.”Like all So Delicious Dairy Free foods and beverages, these new frozen delights are Non-GMO Project Verified, certified vegan, and never have any artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors. And because they are plant-based they boast zero cholesterol. So Delicious chocolate flavored offerings also always use UTZ Certified cocoa.Both So Delicious Dairy Free frozen dessert bar flavors are rolling out to stores nationally in time for the 2017 summer season.About So Delicious® Dairy Free
So Delicious Dairy Free has been bringing joy to dairy free lives for nearly 30 years. They offer an array of over 100 delicious dairy free delights you can feel good about sipping, biting, scooping, licking and chugging throughout your day. From their robust allergen testing program to the innovative work they do creating products made with the highest quality ingredients, they are committed to doing the right things for people, animals and the planet. Their entire line of foods and beverages is certified vegan and either enrolled in or verified by the Non-GMO Project. So Delicious Dairy Free sells products including dairy free frozen desserts, beverages, yogurt alternatives, coffee creamers and more. For full product offerings and complete nutritional information, please visit Facebook at So Delicious Dairy Free or Twitter and Instagram @So_Delicious or online at SoDeliciousDairyFree.com.
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Mario Gabelli Comments on WhiteWave Foods Inc. Guru stock highlight
WhiteWave Foods Inc. (1.7%) (WWAV – $55.60 – NASDAQ) (NYSE:WWAV) is a food and beverage company based in Denver, Colorado. WhiteWave focuses on branded plant based food and beverages. Two of its most popular product lines are the “Silk” Almond Milk, and “So Delicious” branded products. WhiteWave agreed to be acquired by Danone for $56.25 cash per share in a $12.5 billion merger. Shareholders already approved the merger and regulatory approval is pending. The merger is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. Read more...
WhiteWave Foods Announces Upcoming Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Earnings Release Date
DENVER, Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:NYSE:WWAV) today announced it will issue a press release containing the company’s fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016 financial results after market close on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The press release will be available on WhiteWave’s website at www.whitewave.com/investors.
WhiteWave will not host a fourth quarter and full year 2016 management conference call or webcast due to its planned merger with Danone S.A.ABOUT THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANY
The WhiteWave Foods Company is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy products and organic produce. It sells products primarily in North America, Europe and through a joint venture in China. WhiteWave is focused on providing consumers with innovative, great-tasting food and beverage choices that meet their increasing desires for nutritious, flavorful, convenient, and responsibly-produced products. The Company's widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North America include Silk®, So Delicious® and Vega® plant-based foods and beverages, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES®* coffee creamers and beverages, Horizon Organic® and Wallaby Organic® premium dairy products and Earthbound Farm® organic salads, fruits and vegetables. Its popular plant-based foods and beverages brands in Europe include Alpro® and Provamel®. To learn more about WhiteWave, visit www.whitewave.com.*The LAND O LAKES brand is owned by Land O’Lakes, Inc. and is used by license.

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,198.10
EPS (TTM) $ 1.19
Short Percentage of Float2.22%
52-Week Range $38.34 - 56.82
Shares Outstanding (Mil)177.68

Analyst Estimate

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Revenue (Mil $) 4,572 4,716 4,972
EPS ($) 1.59 1.81 1.96
EPS without NRI ($) 1.59 1.81 1.96
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