Dean Foods Company (DF) : Analyst Rating Update

Dean Foods Company (DF) has an average broker rating of 2.26, which is interpreted as a Buy, as rated by 9 equity analysts. Nonetheless, 4 analysts are positive on the stocks future and they recommend a Strong Buy on the stock. Nevertheless, the majority of 4 analysts consider that the stock is a Hold with neither a large upside nor a downside. Ranking by Zacks Investment Research for Coach Inc is 1, which is also a Strong Buy. 1 brokerage firm advices Strong Sell on the share due to lack of confidence about the future of the company.

Dean Foods Company (DF) : The highest short term price target forecast on Dean Foods Company (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.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF): During Wednesdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $18.34 and $18.27 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $18.92. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $18.79, notching a gain of 2.85% for the day. The total traded volume was 2,503,509 . The stock had closed at $18.27 on the previous day.

The company shares have rallied 10.19% from its 1 Year high price. On Feb 16, 2016, the shares registered one year high at $21.17 and the one year low was seen on Aug 10, 2015. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $17.97 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $18.25.

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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