Equities research analysts expect Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) to announce $0.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have provided estimates for Dean Foods’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.16 and the lowest is ($0.14). Dean Foods posted earnings of $0.20 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 95%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Dean Foods will report full year earnings of $0.49 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.32 to $0.67. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.70 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.54 to $0.89. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Dean Foods.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.94 billion. Dean Foods had a return on equity of 10.88% and a net margin of 0.17%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.21 earnings per share.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised Dean Foods from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th. Deutsche Bank cut Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $9.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Dean Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Dean Foods from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $9.00 to $6.00 in a research report on Friday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reduced their price objective on Dean Foods from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.06.

DF traded down $0.62 during trading on Friday, reaching $8.10. 154,648 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,630,561. The stock has a market cap of $786.73 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.13, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.46. Dean Foods has a fifty-two week low of $8.03 and a fifty-two week high of $12.09. The company has a current ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.09 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 17th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.44%. Dean Foods’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 45.00%.

In related news, major shareholder Value Vals Ag Vv bought 350,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.31 per share, for a total transaction of $2,908,500.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 1.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 83.3% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 259,606 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,238,000 after purchasing an additional 117,959 shares during the period. Matarin Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Dean Foods in the first quarter worth about $438,000. Comerica Bank increased its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 37.1% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 97,227 shares of the company’s stock worth $829,000 after purchasing an additional 26,327 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP increased its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 20.2% in the first quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 152,435 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,314,000 after purchasing an additional 25,625 shares during the period. Finally, Price Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Dean Foods in the second quarter worth about $725,000. Institutional investors own 82.42% of the company’s stock.

Dean Foods Company 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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