Headlines about Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dean Foods earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9111295544124 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

DF has been the topic of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group set a $16.00 target price on Dean Foods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Vertical Group upgraded Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine downgraded Dean Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $12.00 target price (down from $15.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.05.

Shares of Dean Foods (NYSE DF) opened at $10.13 on Friday. Dean Foods has a 12 month low of $9.01 and a 12 month high of $20.10. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. The firm has a market capitalization of $922.56, a P/E ratio of 22.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 0.39.

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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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