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Dean Foods Company (DF)

  • Oct. 17, 2012, 10:49 AM
    More on Dean Foods' (DF +13.4%) WhiteWave-Alpro IPO: The company says its expects the 20M shares of WhiteWave-Alpro to price in a range of $14 to $16. The seller of dairy products will list on the NYSE under the symbol WWAV. (8-K)
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  • Oct. 17, 2012, 10:46 AM
    Shares of Dean Foods (DF +13.2%) spike higher after the company files (8-K) preliminary results for its WhiteWave-Alpro segment, poised for an IPO. In the latest quarter, the unit saw revenue jump 13% to $598M.
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  • Oct. 2, 2012, 7:10 AM
    A report ordered by Congress formally concludes that the FDA should limit the amount of salt in restaurants and package foods to lower the risk of heart disease. Sources indicate that the report is the jumpstart legislators need in order to initiate a comprehensive phase-down of the use of salt in the $600B food industry.
  • Sep. 27, 2012, 7:12 AM
    Dean Foods (DF) catches an upgrade from BMO Capital to Outperform in the wake of a decision to look for a buyer for its dairy unit. Shares broke higher in late trading yesterday after coming off of a trading halt to end up 5.5% for the day. The bigger issue: After peeling off its smallest unit, will Dean Foods take the next step to split Fresh Dairy Direct and WhiteWave-Alpro into two separate companies.
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  • Sep. 26, 2012, 1:40 PM
    Dean Foods (DF) will seek a buyer for its Morningstar dairy unit in a deal that could fetch over a billion dollars for the company, according to report from Reuters. Shares spiked 4% higher after the news leaked before being halted.
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  • Sep. 26, 2012, 1:35 PM
    Shares of Dean Foods (DF +4%) are halted with news pending.
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  • Aug. 22, 2012, 7:28 AM
    A plan by Dean Foods (DF) to take its its WhiteWave-Alpro Foods unit public by the end of the year with an IPO has investors buzzing. Shares of Dean foods are up over 32% since the announcement, with analysts setting lofty estimates for the WhiteWave unit and the parent company after value is unlocked.
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  • Aug. 8, 2012, 3:46 PM
    Fears that the U.S. drought will drive up food prices next year are mostly unfounded, WSJ's Josh Mitchell writes, calculating the average consumer will spend only an extra $2.73/month. Food accounts for only ~14% of consumers’ daily living expenses, and given that prices for other items are falling or subdued, overall inflation likely will remain muted. (also)
  • Aug. 8, 2012, 1:54 PM
    Investors are jumping into shares of Dean Foods (DF +37.1%) full force on news the company will sell off a 20% stake in WhiteWave IPO with an IPO. While offloading the position will raise cash and help trim the company's debt load, it also reduces its product diversity in the face of higher milk price-related headwinds.
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  • Aug. 8, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: WFR +31%. DF +28%. RAX +14%. LAMR +13%. CBB +12%. SODA +8%. CLWR +7%. KTOS +7%. ESRX +6%. HPQ +6%.
    Losers: EZCH -21%. GIVN -16%. PCLN -15%. ATRS -9%. ASTM -9%. WCRX -8%. RL -7%. EXAS -5%. RENN -5%.
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  • Aug. 8, 2012, 7:09 AM
    More on Dean Foods (DF): Says disciplined expense control across the organization boosted Q2 results. Expects full-year EPS of $1.18-$1.28 and Q3 EPS of $0.25-$0.30. Announces IPO for wholly-owned subsidiary The WhiteWave Foods Company. Shares +21.5% premarket. (PR)
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  • Aug. 8, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: AINV, ANR, AONE, ATRS, BCE, CLH, CSC, CWH, DF, DISH, ES, EZCH, FSYS, HFC, M, NRG, PPL, RL, SODA, SVNT, SWC
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  • Aug. 7, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: AINV, ANR, AONE, ATRS, BCE, CLH, CSC, CWH, DF, DISH, ES, EZCH, FSYS, HFC, M, NRG, PPL, RL, SODA, SVNT, SWC
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  • Aug. 1, 2012, 1:40 PM
    Food price increases resulting from the Midwest drought that ravaged crops might not be as steep as some expect, according to some analysis. Fruit and vegetables crops are relatively stable due to irrigation, while corn ingredients typically only make up a a small portion of many common packaged food items. For the time being beef and milk prices could actually dip as farmers sell off cattle that they can't feed effectively, though next year consumers could take the hit when the dwindling number of cattle directly affects beef and dairy prices.
  • Jul. 13, 2012, 9:33 AM
    Food companies continue to fall out of favor with analysts. Credit Suisse removes Smithfield Foods (SFD -0.6%) from its U.S. Focus List with feed prices rising and protein demand slipping, while Goldman Sachs downgrades Dean Foods (DF -1.5%) to Neutral from Buy with an eye on higher milk commodity prices.
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  • Jul. 11, 2012, 11:49 AM
    Dean Foods (DF -6.2%) sells off on above-normal volume after shares etched out a two-year high yesterday. Investors could be heading for the safety of the sidelines with the firm's Q2 earnings report around the corner or projections for higher milk prices from the USDA could be tipping sentiment.
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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