Short Term Rating on Dean Foods Company (DF)

Dean Foods Company (DF) : 4 brokerage houses believe that Dean Foods Company (DF) is a Strong Buy at current levels. 4 analysts believe that the current prices are in a balance with the stocks fundamentals, hence they propose Hold on Dean Foods Company (DF). Zacks Investment Research suggests a Strong Buy with a rank of 1. 1 others believe that the stock has run up ahead of its fundamentals and advise a Strong Sell on the stock.The median of all the 9 Wall Street Analysts endorse the stock as a Buy with a rating of 2.26.

Dean Foods Company (DF) : 7 Wall Street analysts covering Dean Foods Company (DF) believe that the average level the stock could reach for the short term is $21.14. The maximum price target given is $25 and the minimum target for short term is around $17, hence the standard deviation is calculated at $2.67.

Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week


Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF): During Tuesdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $18.86 and $18.69 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $19.05. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $18.87, notching a gain of 0.05% for the day. The total traded volume was 1,111,824 . The stock had closed at $18.86 on the previous day.

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. It manufactures, markets and distributes a variety of branded and private label dairy case products, including fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, juice, tea, ice cream mix and other dairy products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions and Governmental entities across the United States. The Company delivers its products to customer locations in refrigerated trucks or trailers that it owns or leases. Its products are sold on a local or regional basis through local and regional sales forces. The Company operates approximately 68 manufacturing facilities in 32 states located based on customer needs and other market factors, with distribution capabilities across 50 states. Its portfolio of brands include TruMoo, Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh and Deans, among others.

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