$0.23 EPS Expected for Dean Foods Co (DF)

October 14, 2017 - By Louis Casey

 $0.23 EPS Expected for Dean Foods Co (DF)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.15, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 28 investors sold Dean Foods Co shares while 75 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 93.64 million shares or 7.01% less from 100.70 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Systematic Financial Mgmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.03% or 98,010 shares in its portfolio. Convergence Investment Prtnrs Limited Com owns 270,435 shares. Riverhead Management Ltd Liability holds 7,128 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0.01% or 57,689 shares. Metropolitan Life Co has 147,177 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Com has invested 0.01% in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF). Advantus Cap Mngmt Incorporated holds 11,473 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Advisory Net Lc owns 519 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 616,570 shares or 0% of the stock. D E Shaw Company owns 221,313 shares. Millennium Ltd Liability invested in 1.33 million shares or 0.04% of the stock. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi stated it has 0.01% in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF). Hutchin Hill Cap L P owns 88,900 shares. Blackrock holds 0.01% or 11.38 million shares. California Public Employees Retirement System has invested 0.01% in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF).

Since May 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $58,562 activity. $58,562 worth of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) shares were sold by Mailloux J Wayne.

Analysts await Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) to report earnings on November, 6. They expect $0.23 earnings per share, down 37.84 % or $0.14 from last year’s $0.37 per share. DF’s profit will be $20.91 million for 11.59 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual earnings per share reported by Dean Foods Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.52 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.74% or $0.08 on October 13, reaching $10.66. About 1.25M shares traded. Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) has risen 1.28% since October 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.42% the S&P500.

Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering Dean Foods (NYSE:DF), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Dean Foods had 37 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $23 target in Tuesday, February 23 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, July 12 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by BMO Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 4 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, September 25. The stock has “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital on Tuesday, February 23. As per Monday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, November 10.

Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The company has market cap of $969.16 million. The Firm processes and distributes fluid milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. It has a 17.37 P/E ratio. It is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a range of branded and private label dairy and dairy case products.

More news for Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) were recently published by: Gurufocus.com, which released: “Dean Foods Company Announces Upcoming Webcast of Third Quarter 2017 Earnings …” on October 12, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Dean Foods Dives to 52-Week Low: What’s Troubling the Stock?” and published on September 22, 2017 is yet another important article.

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