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Activist shareholder VV may urge sale of Dean Foods, says Stephens

After Swiss activist shareholder VV Value Vals AG disclosed an 8.2% stake in Dean Foods, making it the company's third largest shareholder, Stephens analyst Farha Aslam noted that Dean has already engaged a third party strategic consulting firm but the one action that its restructuring program does not seem to encompass that the activist may seek to pursue is the sale of the company. Dean could be an attractive target for a foreign company looking for access to the U.S. dairy market, added Aslam, who keeps an Equal Weight rating and $10 price target on Dean shares.

DF Dean Foods
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BMOC
11/08/17
NO CHANGE
Target $12
BMOC
Market Perform
Dean Foods price target lowered to $12 from $15 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Amit Sharma lowers his price target on Dean Foods following Q3 results. Sharma says he is encouraged by gross margins holding up well in spite of a 6% volume decline, but sees further downside risk to already lowered FY17 EPS guidance as the company seeks to balance volume loss with plant closures. The analyst keeps his Market Perform rating on Dean Foods.
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JEFF
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JEFF
Buy
Dean Foods results and outlook better than feared, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Akshay Jagdale views Dean Foods' Q3 results as better than feared, "especially in light of significantly weaker than expected volumes." The analyst finds the company's comments on new business wins and incremental cost reductions as encouraging. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $13 price target.
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Dean Foods likely to be somewhat insulated from Amazon, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital says that Dean Foods "will likely be insulated to some extent" from online competition due to the short shelf life of milk.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Starbucks (SBUX) downgraded on more cautious U.S. comp sales outlook at BMO Capital with analyst Andrew Strelzik saying he's "more cautious" on the outlook for the company's U.S. comparable sales, partly due to increased cannibalization of stores, increased competition, "throughput headwinds," and the possibility that "contributions from beverage innovation and food growth may have peaked." 2. Albemarle (ALB) downgraded to Hold from Buy at SunTrust with analyst James Sheehan citing recent share strength. 3. Dean Foods (DF) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo with analyst John Baumgartnerm citing the second quarter miss and "big" guidance reduction. 4. Air Lease (AL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill with analyst Kristine Liwag citing valuation. 5. AIG (AIG) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities. 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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