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Dean Foods

$15.35

-0.02 (-0.13%)

09:33
07/22/17
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Cheddar prices could rise further, Barron's says

Prices for block cheddar cheese, a benchmark used for setting cheese prices, have jumped and could rise further as foreign demand surges, Chelsey Dulaney writes in this week's edition of Barron's. The optimistic outlook comes despite ample production and stockpiles, Dulaney notes, adding that the stocks of producers such as Dean Foods offer a way to participate in trends in the dairy market.Reference Link

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DF Dean Foods
$15.35

-0.02 (-0.13%)

03/17/17
JPMS
03/17/17
UPGRADE
Target $22
JPMS
Overweight
Dean Foods upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Ken Goldman upgraded Dean Foods to Overweight after raising his estimates to reflect lower raw dairy costs. The outlook for Dean's largest input, Class I milk, has softened in recent months, Goldman tells investors in a research note. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $22 from $20.
03/17/17
03/17/17
UPGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Adobe (ADBE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich with analyst Ryan Macdonald citing the company's better than expected first quarter results. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $145 from $115. 2. L Brands (LB) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital with analyst Susan Anderson saying her survey work shows that Victoria Secret has not lost share over the past year and that same-store-sales will be better than expected in the second half of 2017. 3. Vertex (VRTX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities with analyst Liisa Bayko saying the company's triple combo data this year could expand its cystic fibrosis patient pool by greater than 50%. Positive triple combo data could make Vertex a takeover target, Bayko adds. 4. Dean Foods (DF) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Ken Goldman raising his estimates to reflect lower raw dairy costs. The outlook for Dean's largest input, Class I milk, has softened in recent months, Goldman tells investors in a research note. The analyst raised his price target for the shares to $22 from $20. 5. Barclays (BCS) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
06/26/17
JPMS
06/26/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
JPMorgan sees Kraft, Conagra, Dean rallying on Nestle speculation
JPMorgan analyst Ken Goldman expects Third Point's desire for Nestle (NSRGY) to divest assets to have an impact on shares of U.S. food producers. The analyst expects shares of Kraft Heinz (KHC), Conagra Brands (CAG) and Dean Foods (DF) to rally today on hopes of a potential accretive deal for some of Nestle's assets. The analyst thinks General Mills (GIS) shares may drop slightly on speculation that Nestle sells Cereal Partners Worldwide, which he believes would hinder the company's ability to grow cereal internationally. General Mills has a global partnership with Nestle via Cereal Partners Worldwide. Goldman also thinks Pinnacle Foods (PF) could trade down slightly with Conagra having "another potential dance partner" to do a deal.
07/12/17
FBCO
07/12/17
NO CHANGE
Target $14
FBCO
Underperform
Dean Foods price target lowered to $14 from $18 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow lowered his 2017 and 2018 EPS estimates and his price target for Dean Foods to $14 from $18 due to private label concerns. The analyst believes U.S. grocers are in the early stages of opening up a competitive price war in private label milk. When this dynamic occurs, Dean Foods tends to suffer margin compression as consumers trade down from higher-margin branded milk sales and into lower margin private label, Moskow adds. He reiterates an Underperform rating on the shares.

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