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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for DF. The highest price target was 25, which equates to a potential upside of 68.8 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 14, implying potential capital losses of -5.47 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -12.75 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

DF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 67.81 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. DF has a PEG ratio of 0.28.

DF has a 52-week high of 22.31 and a 52-week low of 14.65. Currently the stock is 1.09 percent higher than its 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 market cap of DF is $1.4 billion. DF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.