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Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) Updated Broker Ratings

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) Updated Broker Ratings

The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $2.04 Billion and as low as $1.89 Billion per share. Quadrature Capital Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Dean Foods during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $386,000.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Private Bank & Trust Co. raised its position in ConAgra Foods by 0.5% in the first quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. boosted its position in ConAgra Foods by 0.3% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc now holds 240,283 shares with a value of $4,085,000. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 123,364.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,508,667 shares of the company's stock worth $226,260,000 after buying an additional 536,720 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hancock Holding Co. raised its position in ConAgra Foods by 0.3% in the first quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 152,600 shares of the company's stock valued at $6,163,000 after buying an additional 12,500 shares in the last quarter. About shares traded. Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund Inc (MSF) has risen 26.86% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending.

08/09/2017 - Dean Foods Company was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Vertical Group.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) shares traded on 2.89% up secure line and closed at $11.73.

According to Zacks, "Dean Foods' shares have underperformed the broader sector in the last six months, mainly due to its unimpressive earnings history". This change led market cap to move at $1.07B, putting the price -47.42% below the 52-week high and 4.83% above the 52-week low.

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ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG) last released its earnings results on Thursday, June 29th. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.09. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $7.89 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $7.76 Billion and high estimates of $7.98 Billion according to 11 number of analysts.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF)'s trailing twelve month revenues are $7.83 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.13. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 earnings per share. Additionally Dean Foods Company recently announced a dividend that was paid on Thursday the 1st of June 2017. Investors of record on Monday, August 21st will be paid a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.94%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. ConAgra Foods's dividend payout ratio is presently 57.82%.

Dean Foods Company (DF) now has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 15.12 while the company's industry has 21.94 P/E and the sector P/E is 40.59. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Dean Foods by 7.7% in the first quarter.

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Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Dean Foods from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday. Bank of America Corporation restated a "buy" rating and set a $43.00 price target (down from $44.00) on shares of ConAgra Foods in a report on Monday, June 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "buy" recommendation and given a $13.00 target price (down prior from $17.00) on stocks of Dean Foods in a note on Thurs. J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded shares of Dean Foods from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $16.00 to $12.00 in a research report on Tuesday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Of the 11 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track DF 6 of them rate its stock a hold. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $10.00, which would be decrease of about -15% of its current value. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 89,260 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,965,217.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.80, for a total value of $209,358.40.