Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) by 3.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 4,919,927 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 156,044 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 5.41% of Dean Foods worth $83,640,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Dean Foods in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $2,661,000. Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Dean Foods in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $172,000. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its position in shares of Dean Foods by 18.9% during the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 2,692,679 shares of the company’s stock valued at $45,776,000 after purchasing an additional 427,929 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Dean Foods by 4.9% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,508,667 shares of the company’s stock valued at $226,260,000 after purchasing an additional 536,720 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tudor Investment Corp ET AL boosted its position in shares of Dean Foods by 21.8% during the first quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 29,973 shares of the company’s stock valued at $589,000 after purchasing an additional 5,359 shares in the last quarter.

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Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) opened at 10.82 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $983.70 million, a PE ratio of 17.74 and a beta of 0.51. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $10.97 and its 200-day moving average price is $15.85. Dean Foods Company has a 52 week low of $10.30 and a 52 week high of $22.31.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $1.93 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.94 billion. Dean Foods had a net margin of 0.70% and a return on equity of 16.63%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.38 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Dean Foods Company will post $0.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Dean Foods from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “underperform” rating and set a $14.00 price target (down from $18.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dean Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Morgan Stanley restated an “underweight” rating and set a $15.00 price target (down from $18.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lowered Dean Foods from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $18.00 to $13.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.67.

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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