Hot Stock for Investors: Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF)

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) belonging to the Consumer Staples sector which declined -1.16% and closed its last trading session at $16.21.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 11/14/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $20.56.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.16. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 2.04 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.04 and 2.26 respectively.

Dean Foods Company on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $0.38 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.4. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.02. This shows a surprise factor of -5%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Dean Foods Company Earnings, with 12 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.36. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.38 and $0.33 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.3.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Dean Foods Company as $1.97 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 10 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 2 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 1.91 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 2.03 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Dean Foods Company is 20%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 2.8%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -12.22% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 10.6%.

The Company got Downgrade by BB&T Capital Mkts on 23-Feb-16 from Buy to Hold.

Insider Trades for Dean Foods Company show that the latest trade was made on 12 Aug 2016 where Mccutcheon S Craig, the Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 298 shares were traded at a price of $17.47.

 

9 analysts projected Price Targets for Dean Foods Company. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $23. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $17 and the Mean Price Target is $20.56.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) has the market capitalization of $1.46 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $21.17 on Feb 16, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $15.69 on Sep 14, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 4.4 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 19.9% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 4 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of -4.06 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 0.44 and ATR value of 0.31. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.33% and 1.98%.

Company profile:

Dean Foods Company is the nation’s leading processor and distributor of fresh milk and other dairy products, and a leader in the specialty foods industry. The company produces a full line of company-branded and private label dairy products such as milk and milk-based beverages, ice cream, coffee creamers, half and half, whipping cream, whipped toppings, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, dips, dressings and soy milk.