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Dean Foods

$14.97

0.09 (0.60%)

08:06
08/08/17
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Dean Foods downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens

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DF Dean Foods
$14.97

0.09 (0.60%)

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.
07/27/17
BERN
07/27/17
DOWNGRADE
BERN
Underperform
Dean Foods downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein
Bernstein analyst Alexia Howard downgraded Dean Foods as she believes that retailers are increasingly using cheap, private label milk in order to compete with low price competitors. The analyst expects this change to last longer than in previous cycles. Target to $13 from $18.
07/27/17
07/27/17
DOWNGRADE

On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. AstraZeneca (AZN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink with analyst Seamus Fernandez citing the company's "continued reliance on externalization profits and deteriorating earnings quality." 2. F5 Networks (FFIV) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo and to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer. 3. UMC (UMC) was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse and to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein. 4. U.S. Steel (X) and AK Steel (AKS) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Longbow. 5. Dean Foods (DF) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Bernstein with analyst Alexia Howard saying she believes that retailers are increasingly using cheap, private label milk in order to compete with low price competitors. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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