Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $12.13, but opened at $11.90. Dean Foods shares last traded at $11.90, with a volume of 2017857 shares.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on DF shares. Vertical Group raised Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $12.00 price objective (down previously from $15.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective 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 objective on Dean Foods and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.06.

The company has a market cap of $1,080.00, a P/E ratio of 35.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 0.93.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.20. Dean Foods had a net margin of 0.53% and a return on equity of 14.04%. The business had revenue of $1.94 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.97 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.37 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Dean Foods Co will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 1.0% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 12,831 shares of the company’s stock worth $218,000 after buying an additional 122 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC boosted its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 1.3% during the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 15,842 shares of the company’s stock worth $287,000 after buying an additional 201 shares during the period. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 1.0% during the second quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 70,553 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,077,000 after buying an additional 669 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 6.8% during the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 11,278 shares of the company’s stock worth $192,000 after buying an additional 717 shares during the period. Finally, Pacad Investment Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 8.3% during the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 11,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $201,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.02% of the company’s stock.

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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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