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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 25, which equates to a potential upside of 68.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 14, implying a possible loss of -5.47 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -12.75 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.74 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -5.28 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DF to grow at a rate of 67.81 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 1.09 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 33.62 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.4 billion. DF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.