Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $4.75.

DF has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut German American Bancorp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 30th. ValuEngine raised Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Shares of DF stock traded down $0.01 on Friday, hitting $1.01. 923,969 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,563,533. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.86. The company has a market capitalization of $92.24 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.15 and a beta of 0.37. Dean Foods has a one year low of $0.87 and a one year high of $11.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $1.10.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The company reported ($0.41) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.22) by ($0.19). Dean Foods had a negative return on equity of 21.02% and a negative net margin of 5.13%. The company had revenue of $1.80 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.90 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.14 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts expect that Dean Foods will post -0.65 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC purchased a new position in shares of Dean Foods in the fourth quarter worth $45,000. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in Dean Foods by 100.9% during the fourth quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 13,862 shares of the company’s stock valued at $53,000 after acquiring an additional 1,591,078 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio purchased a new stake in Dean Foods during the fourth quarter valued at $58,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new stake in Dean Foods during the first quarter valued at $49,000. Finally, Magnus Financial Group LLC purchased a new stake in Dean Foods during the first quarter valued at $55,000. Institutional investors own 87.96% of the company’s stock.

Dean Foods Company Profile

Dean Foods Co engages in the manufacture, sale and direct-to-store distribution of fluid milk and other dairy & dairy case products. Its portfolio include the DairyPure and TruMoo brands, along with other regional dairy brands such as Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh, Dean’s, Friendly’s, Garelick Farms, LAND O LAKES milk and cultured products, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, PET, T.G.

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