Were Analysts Bullish Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) This Week?

June 18, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.03, from 1.14 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 33 investors sold Dean Foods Company shares while 60 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 73.86 million shares or 1.32% less from 74.85 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Moreover, Profund Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.01% in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Prudential Financial has invested 0% in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Putnam Investments Limited Co has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Barclays Public Limited Company, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 81,527 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Management Sa invested 0.01% in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Smithfield Com holds 0% in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) or 280 shares. Aperio Grp Inc Inc Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 309,939 shares. Park Circle owns 10,000 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership reported 0.14% stake. Price T Rowe Assoc Md has 0% invested in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% or 589,168 shares in its portfolio. Koch Incorporated invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Ellington Mngmt Llc holds 40,600 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Arizona State Retirement reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF).

Since March 7, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 sale for $75,630 activity. 15,287 shares valued at $156,637 were bought by VV Value Vals AG on Thursday, May 17.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Dean Foods (NYSE:DF), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Dean Foods had 9 analyst reports since January 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 27 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, February 27. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, January 17. The stock of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, April 16. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, February 27. Morgan Stanley maintained Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) on Tuesday, February 27 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 27 by Stephens. Deutsche Bank downgraded Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) on Monday, May 14 to “Sell” rating. Below is a list of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) latest ratings and price target changes.

14/05/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Sell Downgrade
16/04/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Sell New Target: $8.0000 Downgrade
02/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold New Target: $9.0000
27/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $9.0 Maintain
27/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $11 New Target: $10 Maintain
27/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $12 New Target: $9 Maintain
27/02/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $12 New Target: $10 Maintain
27/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $10 New Target: $7.5 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $9 Downgrade

The stock increased 0.10% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $10.02. About 184,720 shares traded. Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) has declined 47.40% since June 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 59.97% the S&P500.

Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. The company has market cap of $915.28 million. The firm makes, markets, and distributes various branded and private label dairy case products, such as fluid milk, ice creams, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mixes, and other dairy products; and juices, teas, bottled water, and other products. It has a 12.83 P/E ratio. It sell its products under approximately 50 national, regional, and local proprietary or licensed brands, and private labels, including DairyPure, TruMoo, Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh, DeanÂ’s, Friendly's, Garelick Farms, LAND O LAKES, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, PET, T.G.

Another recent and important Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) news was published by Fool.com which published an article titled: “Why Dean Foods Company Stock Climbed 11% Last Month” on June 11, 2018.

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