Dean Foods (DF) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.21

Media coverage about Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dean Foods earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.6104945953142 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Dean Foods (DF) opened at $11.56 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $1,060.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.00, a PEG ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 0.59. Dean Foods has a one year low of $9.01 and a one year high of $22.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 0.93.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20. The firm had revenue of $1.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.97 billion. Dean Foods had a negative net margin of 0.51% and a negative return on equity of 6.60%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.37 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Dean Foods will post 0.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Investors of record on Monday, November 20th were paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 17th. Dean Foods’s payout ratio is currently 105.88%.

A number of analysts have issued reports on DF shares. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $12.00 target price (down from $15.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their target price on shares of Dean Foods from $10.00 to $8.50 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Dean Foods and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Dean Foods from $10.00 to $9.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.06.

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Dean Foods Company Profile

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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