Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) is scheduled to issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, November 7th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.05) per share for the quarter. Dean Foods has set its FY18 guidance at $0.32-0.52 EPS.Parties that wish to listen to the company’s conference call can do so using this link.
Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.94 billion. Dean Foods had a return on equity of 10.88% and a net margin of 0.17%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.21 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Dean Foods to post $0 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of NYSE:DF opened at $7.47 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $682.56 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.34, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 0.02. Dean Foods has a 12-month low of $6.94 and a 12-month high of $12.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.04.
In other Dean Foods news, major shareholder Value Vals Ag Vv purchased 350,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $8.31 per share, for a total transaction of $2,908,500.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
DF has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Financial Group set a $13.00 price objective on Dean Foods and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Deutsche Bank upgraded Dean Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Vertical Group cut Dean Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Dean Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.06.
Dean Foods Company Profile
Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. The company manufactures, markets, and distributes various branded and private label dairy, and diary case products, such as fluid milk, ice creams, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mixes, and other dairy products; and juices, teas, bottled water, and other products.
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