Media stories about Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dean Foods earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6173769347275 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dean Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Credit Suisse Group cut their price objective on shares of Dean Foods from $10.00 to $8.50 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on shares of Dean Foods from $10.00 to $9.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $12.00 price objective (down previously from $15.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Dean Foods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Three 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 company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.06.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) opened at $11.41 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. The company has a market cap of $1,050.06, a PE ratio of 12.53, a PEG ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.59. Dean Foods has a 1-year low of $9.01 and a 1-year high of $22.31.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20. The firm had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.97 billion. Dean Foods had a net margin of 0.53% and a return on equity of 14.04%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.37 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Dean Foods will post 0.81 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th were issued a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.16%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 17th. Dean Foods’s payout ratio is presently 78.26%.

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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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