Analyst Ratings for Dean Foods Co. (DF)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Dean Foods Co. (NYSE:DF) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, DF received an average rating of Overweight.

5 analysts declared DF a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

DF was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 25, implying potential capital gains of 68.8 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 14, implying a possible loss of -5.47 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -12.75 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.74 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -5.28 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of DF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 67.81 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DF is 0.28.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DF hit 22.31 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 14.65. Currently the stock is 1.09 percent higher than its low, and 33.62 percent lower than its 52-week high. DF has a price/earnings ratio of 19.03. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DF value stock report compares DF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DF is $1.4 billion. DF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.