Wedge Capital Management L L P NC boosted its stake in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) by 42.3% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 46,065 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,692 shares during the quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC’s holdings in Dean Foods were worth $176,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Ridgewood Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 26.8% during the third quarter. Ridgewood Investments LLC now owns 31,356 shares of the company’s stock valued at $223,000 after acquiring an additional 6,637 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 6.2% during the fourth quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 140,757 shares of the company’s stock valued at $536,000 after acquiring an additional 8,207 shares during the last quarter. Sigma Planning Corp bought a new position in shares of Dean Foods during the fourth quarter valued at $44,000. LSV Asset Management raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 0.3% during the third quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 4,475,144 shares of the company’s stock valued at $31,773,000 after acquiring an additional 12,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 92.7% during the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 25,891 shares of the company’s stock valued at $183,000 after acquiring an additional 12,452 shares during the last quarter. 82.75% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE DF traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $4.47. 15,510 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,481,663. Dean Foods Co has a one year low of $3.61 and a one year high of $11.14. The company has a market capitalization of $399.42 million, a PE ratio of 5.58 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.52.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on DF shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded shares of Dean Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $13.00 to $6.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 8th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their target price on shares of Dean Foods from $7.00 to $4.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 8th. Deutsche Bank set a $5.00 target price on shares of Dean Foods and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Dean Foods from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dean Foods currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.56.

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Dean Foods Profile

Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. The company manufactures, markets, and distributes various branded and private label dairy, and diary case products, such as fluid milk, ice creams, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mixes, and other dairy products; and juices, teas, bottled water, and other products.

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