D.A. Davidson Reiterates a Hold Rating on Dean Foods Co

By Jason Carr

In a report released today, Eric Gottlieb from D.A. Davidson reiterated a Hold rating on Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF). The company’s shares opened today at $18.94.

According to TipRanks.com, Gottlieb is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.3% and a 54.8% success rate. Gottlieb covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Lancaster Colony Corp., Amplify Snack Brands, and Omega Protein Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Dean Foods Co is Hold and the average price target is $20.33, representing a 7.3% upside.

In a report released today, BMO Capital also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $20 price target.

Dean Foods Co’s market cap is currently $1.71B and has a P/E ratio of 15.71. The company has a book value ratio of 2.9395.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 50 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Most recently, in March 2016, John R. Muse, a Director at DF sold 50,000 shares for a total of $963,500.

Dean Foods Co. engages in the manufacture, sale, and direct-to-store distribution of fluid milk and dairy case products. Its brands include ALTA DENA, Barber’s, Berkely Farms, BROUGHTON, Brown’s DAIRY, Country Fresh, Creamland, Dairy Pure, Dean’s, Friendly’s Fruit Rush, and Gandy’s. The company was founded by Samuel E. Dean, Sr. in 1925 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.