The stock of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) is a huge mover today! About 971,913 shares traded hands. Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) has risen 7.51% since April 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.56% the S&P500.
The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $1.81 billion company. It was reported on Nov, 8 by Barchart.com. We have $31.31 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:DF worth $1.09B more.
Analysts await Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) to report earnings on November, 14. They expect $0.37 earnings per share, up 23.33% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.3 per share. DF’s profit will be $34.22 million for 13.22 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.38 actual earnings per share reported by Dean Foods Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.63% negative EPS growth.
Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) Ratings Coverage
Out of 9 analysts covering Dean Foods (NYSE:DF), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 33% are positive. Dean Foods has been the topic of 17 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. As per Tuesday, February 23, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) earned “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, February 23. The stock has “Underperform” rating given by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, November 10. DA Davidson initiated Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) on Friday, December 11 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, July 24 by JP Morgan. The stock of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Morgan Stanley. Jefferies initiated the shares of DF in a report on Wednesday, December 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by Deutsche Bank. As per Tuesday, December 8, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by Stephens.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Dean Foods Company is the nation’s leading processor and distributor of fresh milk and other dairy products, and a leader in the specialty foods industry. The company produces a full line of company-branded and private label dairy products such as milk and milk-based beverages, ice cream, coffee creamers, half and half, whipping cream, whipped toppings, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, dips, dressings and soy milk.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.41 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.02, from 1.39 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 23 funds sold all Dean Foods Co shares owned while 72 reduced positions. 39 funds bought stakes while 95 increased positions. They now own 109.54 million shares or 0.43% more from 109.07 million shares in 2016Q1.
Benjamin F Edwards Co Incorporated holds 2,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Federated Incorporated Pa last reported 0.02% of its portfolio in the stock. Huntington Financial Bank last reported 7,264 shares in the company. Fund Management Sa holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) for 317,077 shares. Moreover, Hatteras Funds Ltd Liability Com has 1.02% invested in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) for 10,062 shares. Ameriprise Inc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 2.19 million shares. Wellington Gru Llp accumulated 0% or 183,386 shares. Walleye Trading Llc accumulated 6,160 shares or 0% of the stock. Winton Cap Grp holds 0.12% or 412,988 shares in its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insurance Communications The accumulated 182,919 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Principal Group last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock Group Limited last reported 144,291 shares in the company. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys, a Florida-based fund reported 87,950 shares. Vigilant Capital Mngmt Limited has 166 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) for 294,542 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since July 11, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $77,146 net activity. Another trade for 3,924 shares valued at $77,146 was made by Mailloux J Wayne on Monday, July 11.
More notable recent Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Dean Foods Co’s Shares Popped 11% in October” on November 07, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Dean Foods Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results” published on November 07, 2016, Bizjournals.com published: “Reports: Chinese company looking to take over Dean Foods” on October 28, 2016. More interesting news about Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Top Performing Industries For November 8, 2016” published on November 08, 2016 as well as Livetradingnews.com‘s news article titled: “Dean Foods Co(NYSE:DF) Update” with publication date: November 07, 2016.
DF Company Profile
Dean Foods Company, incorporated on September 19, 1994, is a food and beverage company. The Firm processes and distributes fluid milk and other dairy case products in the United States. The Firm operates through manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a wide variety of branded and private label dairy case product segment.
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