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Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) Position Lowered by Principal Financial Group Inc

Analysts expect CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) to report $1.53 EPS on October, 25.They anticipate $0.42 EPS change or 21.54% from last quarter's $1.95 EPS. Revenue during the quarter was $1.93 billion, representing 4% growth from $1.85 billion in year-ago quarter. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Dean Foods Co in their top 10 holdings decreased from 3 to 1 for a decrease of 2.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,719,950 shares of the company's stock valued at $33,814,000 after acquiring an additional 537,900 shares in the last quarter.

Traders are a little more bullish on the company looking at the downtick in short interest. Philadelphia Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of Dean Foods by 60.5% in the third quarter. Philadelphia Trust Co. now owns 518,530 shares of the company's stock valued at $8,504,000 after buying an additional 195,540 shares during the last quarter. Nine Chapters Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Dean Foods in the second quarter valued at about $172,000. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 455,607 shares of the company's stock valued at $7,472,000 after buying an additional 139,300 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned about 1.74% of Dean Foods worth $26,926,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Over the past twelve months, Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF)'s stock was -52.25%. 1,260,299 shares of the company were exchanged. The average daily volatility for the week was at 2.69%, which was 0.35 higher than that in the past month. DF's latest closing price was -37.64% away from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance of -12.41% from the 50 Day Moving Average and 0.05% away compared to its SMA 20. The lowest target is $1200 while the high is $2400.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. 11 analysts on average projected earnings of $0.23 per share for the current quarter. Dean Foods had a net margin of 0.70% and a return on equity of 16.63%.

Now the shares of Dean Foods Company (DF) has the trading volume of 1.97 Million shares with the average trading volume of 1360 shares.

DF's mean Piotroski F-Score: 6 in the past 7 years.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 1st. The dividend payment was $0.090 per share for the quarter which is $0.36 annualized. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 18th. Dean Foods's dividend payout ratio is now 31.30%.

Several brokerages have recently commented on DF. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an "underperform" rating and issued a $14.00 target price (down from $18.00) on shares of Dean Foods in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $20.00 price target on shares of Dean Foods and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut Dean Foods from a "hold" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Friday, January 20th. It improved, as 28 investors sold Dean Foods Co shares while 75 reduced holdings. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of DF in report on Monday, July 24 with "Hold" rating. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.70, for a total transaction of $59,750.10. AHL Partners LLP now owns 139,985 shares worth $2,380,000. BlackRock Inc. now owns 11,254,859 shares of the company's stock worth $221,271,000 after purchasing an additional 11,162,988 shares during the last quarter. EPS breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis. Dean Foods had 35 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The Company processes and distributes fluid milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States.



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