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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for DF. 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 potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.74 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.