November 23, 2016 - By Peter Kolinski
Dean Foods Co director and an insider Wayne Mailloux lately made a sale of 5,886 company shares having a total value $117,720 at an avg stock price per share of $20.0. This stock sale occurred on 22-11-2016 and was that was filed with the (SEC). The public document is freely obtainable here. This transaction decreased his ownership of Dean Foods Co to 0.11% market cap or 101,944 shares.
Out of 9 analysts covering Dean Foods (NYSE:DF), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 33% are positive. $23 is the highest target while $17 is the lowest. The $20.56 average target is 2.65% above today’s ($20.03) stock price. Dean Foods has been the topic of 17 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, November 10. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 4 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by Stephens on Tuesday, January 12 to “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Tuesday, February 23. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating given by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, November 10. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight” on Tuesday, December 8. As per Wednesday, December 16, the company rating was initiated by Jefferies. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was downgraded by BB&T Capital to “Hold”. DA Davidson initiated Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) rating on Friday, December 11. DA Davidson has “Neutral” rating and $19 price target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, July 24 by JP Morgan.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.58, from 1.41 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 23 funds sold all Dean Foods Co shares owned while 72 reduced positions. 39 funds bought stakes while 95 increased positions. They now own 109.54 million shares or 0.43% more from 109.07 million shares in 2016Q1.
Blackrock Inc, a New York-based fund reported 78,950 shares. Sg Americas Ltd Limited Liability Company has 56,682 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Synovus Finance Corporation has 0% invested in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) for 1,317 shares. Art Limited reported 99,931 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Allianz Asset Mgmt Ag accumulated 1.18 million shares or 0.01% of the stock. Ameritas Invest Prtnrs Incorporated has 0.03% invested in the company for 21,792 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) for 28,400 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership last reported 53,556 shares in the company. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt holds 360,890 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley accumulated 418,435 shares or 0% of the stock. Trexquant Investment Limited Partnership has 0.23% invested in the company for 97,000 shares. Bessemer Group last reported 280 shares in the company. Paloma Partners Mgmt last reported 75,754 shares in the company. Finemark Bancorporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF).
Insider Transactions: Since July 11, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $152,171 net activity. The insider Mailloux J Wayne sold 3,924 shares worth $77,146. Another trade for 4,030 shares valued at $75,025 was made by MCCUTCHEON S. CRAIG on Friday, November 11.
The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, hitting $20.03. About 1.66M shares traded hands. Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) has risen 16.44% since April 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.89% the S&P500.
Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The company has a market cap of $1.84 billion. The Firm processes and distributes fluid milk and other dairy case products in the United States. It has a 17.34 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a wide variety of branded and private label dairy case product segment.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Dean Foods Company is the nation’s leading processor and distributor of fresh milk and other dairy products, and a leader in the specialty foods industry. The company produces a full line of company-branded and private label dairy products such as milk and milk-based beverages, ice cream, coffee creamers, half and half, whipping cream, whipped toppings, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, dips, dressings and soy milk.”
More notable recent Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Dean Foods and CROPP Cooperative Form Joint Venture to Grow the Organic Valley ..” on November 15, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Dean Foods Co’s Shares Popped 11% in October” published on November 07, 2016, Bizjournals.com published: “Reports: Chinese company looking to take over Dean Foods” on October 28, 2016. More interesting news about Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Dean Foods® Named 2016 Dairy Category Captain By ‘Progressive Grocer'” published on November 10, 2016 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Dean Foods, Carter’s and Cummins” with publication date: November 15, 2016.
Dean Foods Company, incorporated on September 19, 1994, is a food and beverage company. The Firm processes and distributes fluid milk and other dairy case products in the United States. The Firm operates through manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a wide variety of branded and private label dairy case product segment.
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