Shares of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.06.
DF has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Vertical Group raised Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $12.00 price target (down from $15.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Dean Foods from $10.00 to $9.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $16.00 price target on Dean Foods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of DF. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Dean Foods by 40.7% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 7,857 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,000 after acquiring an additional 2,271 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Dean Foods by 15.5% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 41,230 shares of the company’s stock valued at $701,000 after acquiring an additional 5,543 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its holdings in Dean Foods by 1.6% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 248,005 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,216,000 after acquiring an additional 4,004 shares during the period. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in Dean Foods by 2.0% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,251,809 shares of the company’s stock valued at $55,278,000 after acquiring an additional 62,555 shares during the period. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in Dean Foods by 0.6% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 199,799 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,397,000 after acquiring an additional 1,165 shares during the period. 92.56% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Shares of Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) opened at $9.94 on Tuesday. Dean Foods has a 12 month low of $9.01 and a 12 month high of $20.10. The company has a market capitalization of $905.25, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.61, a PEG ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33.
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Dean Foods Company Profile
Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The Company processes and distributes fluid milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. It is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a range of branded and private label dairy and dairy case products. It offers branded and private label dairy case products, including fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mix and other dairy products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions and governmental entities across the United States.
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