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A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) recently:

  • Dean Foods was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $15.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • Dean Foods had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BB&T Corp.. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $21.00.
  • Dean Foods had its price target raised by analysts at S&P Equity Research from $0.26 to $3.39. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • Dean Foods had its price target raised by analysts at Bernstein from $15.00 to $16.00.

Shares of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) opened at 16.16 on Thursday. Dean Foods Co has a 52 week low of $13.59 and a 52 week high of $19.88. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.42 and its 200-day moving average is $15.9. The company has a market cap of $1.515 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.22.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 11th. The company reported ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.08. The company had revenue of $2.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.32 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Dean Foods Co will post $-0.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 21st.

Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The Company is a processor and direct-to-store distributor of fluid milk and other fluid dairy products in the United States.

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