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Dean Foods Company (DF)

  • Mar. 8, 2013, 8:03 AM
    Stifel Nicolaus upgrades Dean Foods (DF) to Buy from Hold and takes its price target up to $21. The call from the firm follows a wave of other upgrades on the meat company including recent hikes from Credit Suisse and KeyBanc.
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  • Mar. 6, 2013, 7:11 AM
    Credit Suisse upgrades Dean Foods (DF) to an Outperform rating and bumps up its price target on shares to $21.
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  • Mar. 4, 2013, 6:54 AM
    KeyBanc upgrades Dean Foods (DF) to Buy from Hold as it factors in its discounted fluid milk franchise. The firm sets a $21 price target on shares.
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  • Feb. 14, 2013, 8:04 AM
    Moving higher premarket on the Berkshire/Heinz news: CBP +2.5%. CAG +1.5%. KRFT +0.9%. DF +0.5%.
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  • Feb. 13, 2013, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: RCON +56%. PPHM +17%. EZCH +11%. WFR +9%. CMCSA +8%. GRPN +8%. VG +5%.
    Losers: RATE -18%. CLF -14%. RAX -12%. AVEO -11%. AMX -6%. DF -6%. NICE -5%.
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  • Feb. 13, 2013, 7:18 AM
    More on Dean Foods (DF): The company's Q4 results reflect major adjustments after the sale of Morningstar and IPO of Whitewave. The surviving Fresh Dairy Direct business saw sales of $2.42B, up 1.5% Y/Y. Raw milk costs rose 8% Y. and 23% Q/Q during the period, only partially passed through to customers. For full year 2013, Dean Foods expects EPS of $0.45-$0.55. (PR)
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  • Feb. 13, 2013, 7:07 AM
    Dean Foods (DF): Q4 EPS of $0.40 beats by $0.10. Pro-forma Revenue of $3.0B misses by $0.37B. (PR)
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  • Feb. 13, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ASPS, AVEO, CPN, DE, DF, DPS, DUK, EZCH, FBN, H, HSP, LO, PES, PRLB, TLM, TRI, VG, WCG, WFR
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  • Feb. 12, 2013, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ASPS, AVEO, CPN, DE, DF, DPS, DUK, EZCH, FBN, H, HSP, LO, PES, PRLB, TLM, TRI, VG, WCG, WFR
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  • Jan. 22, 2013, 1:20 PM
    Dean Foods (DF -0.6%) trades lower after the Dairy Farmers of America settles a dairy price fixing lawsuit that involved Dean Foods for $185M. The company settled its portion of the case in 2011.
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  • Dec. 31, 2012, 9:03 AM
    After agreeing to terms on a deal to extend the dairy conditions of the 2008 farm bill, a final vote in the House is still pending. It's a harrowing wait for milk sellers with the prospect that higher wholesale prices won't be able to be passed off in full to consumers.
  • Dec. 11, 2012, 1:32 PM
    The FTC grants early termination for the purchase of Dean Foods' (DF -0.5%) Morningstar Foods business by Saputo. After the deal is complete, Dean Foods will have a narrower focus on regular milk products with competition stepping up from store brands.
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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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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