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

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$4.63 +0.24 (+5.47 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 02:45 PM ET)
Previous Close$4.39
Today's Range$4.43 - $4.71
52-Week Range$3.61 - $11.44
Volume108,868 shs
Average Volume1.43 million shs
Market Capitalization$418.61 million
P/E Ratio5.76
Dividend Yield2.62%
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$3.0461 per share
Book Value$7.20 per share


Net Income$61.58 million


Market Cap$418.61 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. Shareholders 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 16th. View Dean Foods' Dividend History.

How were Dean Foods' earnings last quarter?

Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company reported ($0.28) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.22. The business earned $1.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. Dean Foods had a negative net margin of 0.19% and a positive return on equity of 4.01%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.20 earnings per share. View Dean Foods' Earnings History.

When is Dean Foods' next earnings date?

Dean Foods is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Dean Foods.

What guidance has Dean Foods issued on next quarter's earnings?

Dean Foods updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $-0.3--0.1 for the period. Dean Foods also updated its FY18 guidance to ($0.30-0.10) EPS.

What price target have analysts set for DF?

10 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Dean Foods' stock. Their forecasts 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 54.6% 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?

Media headlines about DF stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Dean Foods earned a news sentiment score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Dean Foods?

Dean Foods saw a decrease in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 14,781,743 shares, a decrease of 16.5% from the December 14th total of 17,705,198 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,821,221 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.1 days. Currently, 18.3% of the company's stock are sold short. 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 59)
  • Mr. Russell F. Coleman, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel and Corp. Sec. & Gov. Affairs (Age 58)
  • Mr. Brad Cashaw, Exec. VP of Supply Chain (Age 54)
  • Mr. Scott K. Vopni, Exec. Officer (Age 50)
  • Ms. Jody L. Macedonio, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 57)

Who are Dean Foods' major shareholders?

Dean Foods' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Virtu Financial LLC (0.06%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%) and Trilogy Capital Inc. (0.03%). 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 major investors are selling Dean Foods stock?

DF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Trilogy Capital Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dean Foods.

Which major investors are buying Dean Foods stock?

DF stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virtu Financial LLC. 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 $4.61.

How big of a company is Dean Foods?

Dean Foods has a market capitalization of $418.61 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:  397 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  477 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  874
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 1/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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