Dean Foods (DF) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dean Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.0723122670116 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) traded up 0.47% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $10.74. 1,064,432 shares of the stock traded hands. Dean Foods has a 52 week low of $10.30 and a 52 week high of $22.31. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $10.92 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.68. The company has a market capitalization of $976.43 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.61 and a beta of 0.51.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.09). Dean Foods had a return on equity of 16.63% and a net margin of 0.70%. The firm had revenue of $1.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.94 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.38 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Dean Foods will post $0.81 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price target (down from $17.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Vertical Group cut shares of Dean Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut shares of Dean Foods from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $16.00 to $12.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $15.00 price target (down from $20.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC decreased their price target on shares of Dean Foods from $20.00 to $16.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.67.

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About Dean Foods

Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The Company processes and distributes fluid milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. It is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a range of branded and private label dairy and dairy case products. It offers branded and private label dairy case products, including fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mix and other dairy products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions and governmental entities across the United States.

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