Short Term Price Target on Dean Foods Company (DF)

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) : The highest short term price target forecast on Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) is $25 and the lowest target price is $17. A total of 7 equity analysts are currently covering the company. The average price of all the analysts is $21.14 with a standard deviation of $2.67.

Shares of Dean Foods Company appreciated by 2.9% during the last five trading days but lost 2.69% on a 4-week basis. Dean Foods Company is up 4.73% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 6.51%.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) : The consensus on Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) based on 9 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 2.26, which is interpreted as a Buy recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 1 which endorses a Strong Buy on the stock. However, 4 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 4 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 1 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF): During Thursdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $17.52 and $17.25 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $18.35. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $18.09, notching a gain of 3.31% for the day. The total traded volume was 3,140,111 . The stock had closed at $17.51 on the previous day.

In an insider trading activity, Muse John R, director of Dean Foods Co, unloaded 50,000 shares at an average price of $19.27 on March 4, 2016. The total amount of the transaction was worth $963,500, according to the disclosed information with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.

Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The Company processes and distributes fluid milk and other dairy case products in the United States. It manufactures, markets and distributes a variety of branded and private label dairy case products, including fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, juice, tea, ice cream mix and other dairy products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions and Governmental entities across the United States. The Company delivers its products to customer locations in refrigerated trucks or trailers that it owns or leases. Its products are sold on a local or regional basis through local and regional sales forces. The Company operates approximately 68 manufacturing facilities in 32 states located based on customer needs and other market factors, with distribution capabilities across 50 states. Its portfolio of brands include TruMoo, Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh and Deans, among others.

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