Dean Foods Co. (NYSE:DF) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 8th. Investors of record on Monday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.09 per share on Thursday, December 1st. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.92%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 17th.

Shares of Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) opened at 18.71 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a PE ratio of 16.23 and a beta of 0.20. Dean Foods has a 52 week low of $15.69 and a 52 week high of $21.17. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $17.17 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.59.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 7th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.96 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.63 billion. Dean Foods had a net margin of 1.37% and a return on equity of 24.87%. The business’s revenue was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.30 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Dean Foods will post $1.57 earnings per share for the current year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. AQR Capital Management LLC increased its position in Dean Foods by 25.8% in the second quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 3,285,983 shares of the company’s stock valued at $59,443,000 after buying an additional 673,274 shares during the last quarter. Philadelphia Trust Co. increased its position in Dean Foods by 536.4% in the second quarter. Philadelphia Trust Co. now owns 322,990 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,843,000 after buying an additional 272,240 shares during the last quarter. Menta Capital LLC increased its position in Dean Foods by 246.5% in the second quarter. Menta Capital LLC now owns 251,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,546,000 after buying an additional 178,766 shares during the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG increased its position in Dean Foods by 16.0% in the second quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG now owns 1,181,184 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,368,000 after buying an additional 163,291 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cipher Capital LP increased its position in Dean Foods by 266.8% in the second quarter. Cipher Capital LP now owns 220,290 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,985,000 after buying an additional 160,236 shares during the last quarter.

DF has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dean Foods in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Dean Foods in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. DA Davidson reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Dean Foods in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Dean Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $21.04.

About Dean Foods

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. The Company operates through manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a wide variety of branded and private label dairy case product segment.

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