November 23, 2016 - By Marguerite Chambers
Scott Vopni, SVP – Finance & CAO of Dean Foods Co, in an insider selling trade sold 33,105 shares whose sum is estimated to be $653,748 at average stock price of $19.7. At present, Scott Vopni has in hand 15,617 shares or 0.02% of the company’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares). A document ready for use here disclosed this sale activity. It was disclosed on 22/11/2016 and filled with D.C. based-SEC.
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. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 23 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, July 24 by JP Morgan. The stock of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 11 by DA Davidson. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was downgraded by BB&T Capital to “Hold”. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Overweight”. The stock has “Underperform” rating given by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, November 10. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Tuesday, December 8 by Morgan Stanley.
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.58, from 1.41 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, 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.
Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) for 8,750 shares. Coe Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0% or 175,222 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 70,167 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Profund Llc holds 0.02% or 20,974 shares in its portfolio. Whittier accumulated 105 shares or 0% of the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 245,448 shares in its portfolio. The Alabama-based Retirement Of Alabama has invested 0.01% in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF). Fund Mgmt accumulated 0.05% or 317,077 shares. Synovus Corporation owns 1,317 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Rothschild Il holds 0.34% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) for 146,980 shares. Stifel Fin holds 17,260 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Stoneridge Inv Lc accumulated 0.15% or 54,595 shares. The California-based California Pub Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0.01% in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF). Diam Limited has 174,560 shares for 0.05% of their US portfolio. Blackrock has invested 0% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF).
Insider Transactions: Since July 11, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $152,171 net activity. The insider Mailloux J Wayne sold $77,146. Another trade for 4,030 shares valued at $75,025 was sold by MCCUTCHEON S. CRAIG.
The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, hitting $20.03. About 1.66 million 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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