Dean Foods Company (DF)’s Stock Is Sell After Achieving 52-Week Low

April 16, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.31, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 22 investors sold Dean Foods Company shares while 66 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 74.85 million shares or 11.13% less from 84.22 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Lazard Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% stake. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 17,499 shares. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag reported 420,879 shares. Invesco Limited has invested 0% in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). 92,297 are owned by Paloma Prtnrs Mngmt. Ameritas Prns, a Nebraska-based fund reported 35,192 shares. Nordea, a Sweden-based fund reported 207,988 shares. Gp One Trading L P holds 58,456 shares. 15,800 are owned by Dupont Capital Corporation. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 19,788 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ing Groep Nv has invested 0% in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Johnson Fincl Gp holds 0% or 144 shares. Boothbay Fund Mngmt Ltd holds 0.02% or 11,250 shares in its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Tarbox Family Office reported 0% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF).

Since March 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $81,007 activity.

The stock of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) hit a new 52-week low and has $7.51 target or 9.00 % below today’s $8.25 share price. The 5 months bearish chart indicates high risk for the $753.31M company. The 1-year low was reported on Apr, 16 by If the $7.51 price target is reached, the company will be worth $67.80M less.
The 52-week low event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very negative momentum and is time when sellers come in. During such technical setups, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful buying the stock.

The stock decreased 7.82% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $8.25. About 1.59 million shares traded. Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) has declined 55.48% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 67.03% the S&P500.

Analysts await Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.14 EPS, up 7.69 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.13 per share. DF’s profit will be $12.78 million for 14.73 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual EPS reported by Dean Foods Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -44.00 % negative EPS growth.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Dean Foods Co had 14 analyst reports since October 27, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 27 by Stephens. Credit Suisse maintained Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) rating on Wednesday, November 8. Credit Suisse has “Underperform” rating and $8.5 target. Morgan Stanley maintained Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) on Tuesday, February 27 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, February 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Jefferies. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, February 27 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, November 8. The stock of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Goldman Sachs.

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 has market cap of $753.31 million. The firm makes, markets, and distributes various branded and private label dairy 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 has a 12.22 P/E ratio. It sell 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.

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