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Dean Foods Company (DF)

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  • Dec. 11, 2012, 4:40 AM
    The milk industry is facing a crisis. Per-capita consumption has dropped almost 30% since 1975, with the average amount drunk slipping 3.3% last year to 20.2 gallons per person. Problems include increasing prices, health perceptions, and the rise of alternatives. To revive sales, the industry is changing its marketing and introducing new milk products and packaging. Companies affected include Dean Foods (DF).
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  • Dec. 4, 2012, 6:49 AM
    Fitch says the credit ratings of Dean Foods (DF) will not be immediately affected by the decision to sell Morningstar Foods business to Saputo. The agency notes future action could be in store as it assesses Dean's new capital structure, deleveraged risk, and less diversified business.
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  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:12 AM
    WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) announces it sold a number of assets to Morningstar Foods (DF) for $60M. The sale is in connection with a larger transaction in which Dean Foods will unload its Morningstar business to Japan-based Saputo for a cool $1.45B. WWAV +1.5% premarket.
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  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: SVU +13%. DECK +10%. PPHM +7%. DELL +6%. GFA +6%. DF +5%.
    Losers: MMR -10%. TPCG -6%. LDK -6%.
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  • Dec. 3, 2012, 8:38 AM
    Dean Foods (DF) announces it sold its Morningstar Foods division to Saputo for $1.45B. After netting out taxes and expenses, the company expects to realize $887M in proceeds which will all go toward retiring outstanding debt. DF +6% premarket.
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  • Nov. 30, 2012, 7:20 AM
    Dean Foods (DF) sees Japan-based Saputo and Michael Foods emerge as the front-runners to land its Morningstar dairy division in a deal that could go off between $1B and $1.5B, according to a Reuters report. The bidding war should conclude in the next few weeks.
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  • Nov. 19, 2012, 7:33 AM
    Goldman Sachs upgrades Dean Foods (DF) to Buy from Neutral and lifts its price target on shares to $22. A sale of Morningstar by Dean Foods is still on the radar and could create value, according to Goldman.
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  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: DUSA +38%. MTSL +28%. USAT +15%. WLL +11%. ITMN +11%. SD +9%. QCOM +9%. THQI +8%. EZCH +7%. ALU +6%. MWW +7%. TTM +6%. DF +5%.
    Losers: CPRX -56%. BCRX -34%. PANL -25%. SVNT -19%. SGEN -11%. MNST -10%. CNQR -9%. TNK -9%. NBG -8%. PSTI -8%. MAKO -7%. WINI -6%. AUI -5%.
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  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:38 AM
    More on Dean Foods (DF) Q3: The company beat profit estimates even after passing through lower commodity costs at Fresh Dairy Direct and Morningstar. Full year 2012 guidance is lifted to $1.27-$1.32 even after higher commodity prices are factored in. (PR)
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  • Nov. 8, 2012, 7:15 AM
    Dean Foods (DF): Q3 EPS of $0.33 beats by $0.05. Revenue of $3.14B (+8.8% Y/Y) in-line. (PR)
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  • Nov. 8, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: AAP, AINV, AMRC, APU, BCRX, CNQ, DF, DUK, EBIX, ES, EZCH, FE, FSYS, GTXI, HK, KIOR, KSS, MFC, MWW, NOG, PGNX, PMT, POZN, PPL, SMBL, SNSS, SVNT, THI, TNK, VMC, WEN, WIN
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  • Nov. 7, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Thursday’s open: AAP, AINV, AMRC, APU, BCRX, CNQ, DF, DUK, EBIX, ES, EZCH, FE, FSYS, GTXI, HK, KIOR, KSS, MFC, MWW, NOG, PGNX, PMT, POZN, PPL, SMBL, SNSS, SVNT, THI, TNK, VMC, WEN, WIN
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  • Oct. 31, 2012, 10:45 AM
    Dean Foods (DF +1.1%) catches an upgrade from Stephens to Overweight from Equal Weight with an improved price target of $20. SA author Hype Zero had the same take two days ago on a sum-of-the-parts free cash flow valuation.
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  • Oct. 26, 2012, 10:36 AM
    WhiteWave Foods (WWAVdebuts on the NYSE in grand style, trading hands at just under $18 a pop after pricing its IPO in the $17 range. Dean Foods (DF) still holds a large majority of the shares of the dairy company which makes a downgrade from Stifel Nicolaus on DF to Hold (due to the IPO) a tad curious.
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  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:17 AM
    The IPO of WhiteWave (DF +6%) could be a bit more scrumptious for investors than anticipated based on information flowing out of the company' 8-K. If growth levers adjust according to schedule, a forward price-earnings ratio of 11-13 could be in play for a company in the heart of a growing sector of the food industry.
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  • Oct. 17, 2012, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: CYMI +51%. SIFY +27%. MTG +22%. IGLD +21%. BCOM +21%. TSRI +20%. REDF +14%. BMI +14%. URI +14%. DF +13.
    Top 10 Losers: FTNT -20%. APOL -19%. DSTI -14%. CHKP -12%. INVE -11%. OSG -11%. FIRE -10%. STLY -8%. MARK -8%. TXT -7%.
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Company Description
Dean Foods Co process and distribute fluid milk and other dairy products, including ice cream, ice cream mix and cultured products. It also produces and distributes TruMoo, a reformulated flavored milk, as well as juices, teas, and bottled water.
Industry: Dairy Products
Country: United States