Headlines about Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dean Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.9853017863139 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Dean Foods (NYSE DF) opened at $10.17 on Thursday. Dean Foods has a 52-week low of $9.01 and a 52-week high of $22.31. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. The company has a market capitalization of $925.29, a P/E ratio of 11.04, a P/E/G ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 0.53.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Monday, November 20th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 17th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.54%. Dean Foods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 78.26%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on DF shares. Sanford C. Bernstein downgraded Dean Foods from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $18.00 to $13.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dean Foods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $20.00 price objective on Dean Foods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 29th. Stephens downgraded Dean Foods from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $22.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded Dean Foods from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $16.00 to $12.00 in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.06.

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About Dean Foods

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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