Media headlines about Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.638267970694 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- News Bell: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- What Analysts Recommend on Dean Foods Company (DF)? – ExpertGazette (expertgazette.com)
- Dean Foods Company (DF)- Trader’s Radar – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- $1.85 Billion in Sales Expected for Dean Foods Co (DF) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Anticipate Dean Foods Co (DF) Will Post Earnings of $0.14 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and set a $10.00 price objective (down from $12.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Dean Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Stephens restated a “hold” rating on shares of Dean Foods in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $10.00 target price on shares of Dean Foods and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.15.
Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 26th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $1.94 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.96 billion. Dean Foods had a net margin of 0.79% and a return on equity of 11.80%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Dean Foods will post 0.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be issued a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.91%. Dean Foods’s dividend payout ratio is currently 900.00%.
In other Dean Foods news, SVP Jose A. Motta sold 8,733 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.28, for a total value of $81,042.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About Dean Foods
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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