What Next for Dean Foods Company (DF) Stock After Touching 52 Week Low?

April 16, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.31, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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.
State Street accumulated 3.10M shares. Cwm owns 225 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Dupont Mngmt Corp accumulated 15,800 shares or 0% of the stock. 1,197 are held by Panagora Asset Mgmt. Qs Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 326,010 shares. Cambridge Rech Advsr stated it has 35,934 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Geode Cap Management Limited Co holds 0% or 953,089 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt holds 4,758 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 172,281 shares stake. Credit Suisse Ag invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Moreover, Advantus Capital has 0% invested in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Point72 Asset Mngmt Lp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) for 249,850 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc reported 0.01% in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Louisiana State Employees Retirement stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF). Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF).

Since March 7, 2018, it had 0 insider 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 Barchart.com. 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 earnings per share, 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 earnings per share 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 firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 27. As per Wednesday, November 8, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold” on Tuesday, February 27. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, January 17 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Credit Suisse. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 30 report. As per Tuesday, February 27, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, February 27 report. The stock of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, April 16. The stock of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by BMO Capital Markets.

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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