Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Dean Foods (DF) Stock Price

News coverage about Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dean Foods earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 47.1790983617429 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) traded up $0.22 during trading on Friday, hitting $9.98. The stock had a trading volume of 1,869,752 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,702,774. The firm has a market capitalization of $901.15, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.61, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.53. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. Dean Foods has a 12 month low of $9.01 and a 12 month high of $22.31.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20. The company had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.97 billion. Dean Foods had a return on equity of 14.04% and a net margin of 0.53%. Dean Foods’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.37 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Dean Foods will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 17th. Dean Foods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 105.88%.

DF has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $12.00 price target (down previously from $15.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Credit Suisse Group cut their price objective on Dean Foods from $10.00 to $8.50 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $16.00 price objective on Dean Foods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. ValuEngine lowered Dean Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and three have issued 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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