NYSE:DF - Dean Foods Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$4.73 -0.10 (-2.07 %)
(As of 02/21/2019 08:48 AM ET)
Previous Close$4.83
Today's Range$4.70 - $4.89
52-Week Range$3.61 - $11.14
Volume2.54 million shs
Average Volume1.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$432.32 million
P/E Ratio5.91
Dividend Yield2.48%
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 manufactures, markets, and distributes various branded and private label dairy, and diary 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 sells 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, Dean's, Friendly's, Garelick Farms, LAND O LAKES, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, PET, T.G. Lee, Tuscan, and others. The company sells its products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions, and governmental entities through its sales forces. Dean Foods Company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Ice cream & frozen deserts
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.80 billion
Cash Flow$2.9379 per share
Book Value$7.20 per share


Net Income$61.58 million


Market Cap$432.32 million

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dean Foods' stock symbol?

Dean Foods trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DF."

How often does Dean Foods pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dean Foods?

Dean Foods announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 8th. Investors of record on Monday, November 19th will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share on Tuesday, December 4th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 16th. View Dean Foods' Dividend History.

How were Dean Foods' earnings last quarter?

Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 7th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.94 billion. Dean Foods had a positive return on equity of 4.01% and a negative net margin of 0.19%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.21 EPS. View Dean Foods' Earnings History.

When is Dean Foods' next earnings date?

Dean Foods is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Dean Foods.

What price target have analysts set for DF?

10 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Dean Foods' shares. Their predictions range from $4.00 to $10.00. On average, they anticipate Dean Foods' share price to reach $7.1250 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 50.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Dean Foods.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Dean Foods?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Dean Foods in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 7 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Dean Foods.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Dean Foods stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Dean Foods stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Dean Foods, whose shares have declined in the past three months, is battling hurdles related to input cost inflation, soft volumes and increased retailer investments in the private label space. These factors hurt the company in second-quarter 2018, wherein earnings fell year over year due to greater-than-expected increases in resin, freight and fuel expenses. Also, soft volumes and greater mix of private label products hurt the gross margin. Nonetheless, the company is aggressively working toward enhancing volumes and lowering costs through smart volumes initiative and its cost-productivity plan. Notably, the latter helped lower G&A costs by about $13 million during the quarter. Encouragingly, the cost productivity program is likely to deliver incremental annual run rate savings of $150 million by 2020. We also commend Dean Foods’ focus on diversifying its portfolio by moving beyond core brands, evident from its raised stake in Good Karma." (10/16/2018)
  • 2. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "4Q results were better than feared but 2018 guidance was set below our and consensus estimates – implies EBIT/gal of ~6c compared to 7c in 2017 and JEFe/Street at ~8.2c/7.8c. Part of the 2018 “reset” is being driven by incremental investments aimed at improving structural costs by $150M or 6c/ gal by 2020. We continue to estimate normalized EBIT/gal of 9c. Guidance seems appropriately conservative." (2/26/2018)

Has Dean Foods been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about DF stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Dean Foods earned a daily sentiment score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Dean Foods?

Dean Foods saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 15,926,141 shares, an increase of 19.5% from the January 15th total of 13,331,261 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,948,576 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.2 days. Currently, 19.7% of the company's shares are short sold. View Dean Foods' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Dean Foods' key competitors?

Who are Dean Foods' key executives?

Dean Foods' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Ralph P. Scozzafava, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Russell F. Coleman, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel and Corp. Sec. & Gov. Affairs (Age 59)
  • Mr. Brad Cashaw, Exec. VP of Supply Chain (Age 55)
  • Ms. Jody L. Macedonio, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 58)
  • Mr. David Bernard, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 52)

Who are Dean Foods' major shareholders?

Dean Foods' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (15.62%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.34%), LSV Asset Management (4.74%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.32%), Northern Trust Corp (1.26%) and Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (1.08%). Company insiders that own Dean Foods stock include J Wayne Mailloux, Jose A Motta and Value Vals Ag Vv. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dean Foods.

Which institutional investors are selling Dean Foods stock?

DF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, LSV Asset Management, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Gabelli Funds LLC, KBC Group NV, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dean Foods.

Which institutional investors are buying Dean Foods stock?

DF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, BlackRock Inc., Squarepoint Ops LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Alambic Investment Management L.P., Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Investec Asset Management LTD and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dean Foods.

How do I buy shares of Dean Foods?

Shares of DF can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Dean Foods' stock price today?

One share of DF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.73.

How big of a company is Dean Foods?

Dean Foods has a market capitalization of $432.32 million and generates $7.80 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $61.58 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.80 on an earnings per share basis. Dean Foods employs 16,000 workers across the globe.

What is Dean Foods' official website?

The official website for Dean Foods is http://www.deanfoods.com.

How can I contact Dean Foods?

Dean Foods' mailing address is 2711 NORTH HASKELL AVENUE SUITE 3400, DALLAS TX, 75204. The company can be reached via phone at 214-303-3400.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Dean Foods (NYSE DF)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  403 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  488 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  891
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Dean Foods and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe DF will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe DF will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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