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 most optimistic price target was 25, which equates to a potential upside of 68.8 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 14, which equates to a potential downside of -5.47 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -12.75 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.74 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -5.28 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. DF has a PEG ratio of 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 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.