Short Interest Runner: Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF)’s Trend Up, Especially After Decreased Shorts

December 1, 2016 - By Ruchi Gupta   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Runner: Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF)’s Trend Up, Especially After Decreased Shorts

The stock of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) registered a decrease of 4.33% in short interest. DF’s total short interest was 22.11M shares in December as published by FINRA. Its down 4.33% from 23.11 million shares, reported previously. With 2.53 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 9 days to cover their DF’s short positions. The short interest to Dean Foods Company’s float is 24.8%. The stock closed at $19.86 during the last session. It is down 14.86% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.94% the S&P500.

Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The company has a market cap of $1.74 billion. The Firm processes and distributes fluid milk and other dairy case products in the United States. It has a 17.19 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a wide variety of branded and private label dairy case product segment.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.58, from 1.41 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 23 funds sold all Dean Foods Co shares owned while 72 reduced positions. 39 funds bought stakes while 95 increased positions. They now own 109.54 million shares or 0.43% more from 109.07 million shares in 2016Q1.
Tiaa Cref Ltd Liability holds 0.01% or 360,890 shares in its portfolio. Suntrust Banks reported 15,904 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Parkwood has 0.03% invested in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) for 10,728 shares. Adams Diversified Equity Fund has 20,900 shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund accumulated 31,433 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Winton Gp accumulated 0.12% or 412,988 shares. Ftb Advsrs Inc, a Tennessee-based fund reported 711 shares. Art Advisors Ltd Liability Company owns 99,931 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Trexquant Investment Ltd Partnership, a Connecticut-based fund reported 97,000 shares. Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al has 0% invested in the company for 15,150 shares. Heartland has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF). The Switzerland-based Swiss Bancshares has invested 0% in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF). Advisors Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 0% or 2,400 shares in its portfolio. Cwm Limited Liability Company last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Hatteras Funds Lc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 10,062 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since July 11, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $1.04 million net activity. Another trade for 5,886 shares valued at $120,663 was sold by Mailloux J Wayne. Another trade for 33,105 shares valued at $653,748 was sold by VOPNI SCOTT K. $75,025 worth of shares were sold by MCCUTCHEON S. CRAIG on Friday, November 11.

Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) Ratings Coverage

Out of 9 analysts covering Dean Foods (NYSE:DF), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 33% are positive. Dean Foods has been the topic of 17 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The stock has “Underperform” rating given by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, November 10. BB&T Capital downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, February 23 report. As per Tuesday, January 12, the company rating was upgraded by Stephens. Deutsche Bank maintained Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) rating on Wednesday, November 4. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $20 price target. The stock of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, December 16. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley downgraded Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) rating on Tuesday, December 8. Morgan Stanley has “Underweight” rating and $17 price target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, July 24. DA Davidson initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $19 target price in Friday, December 11 report.

DF Company Profile

Dean Foods Company, incorporated on September 19, 1994, is a food and beverage company. The Firm processes and distributes fluid milk and other dairy case products in the United States. The Firm operates through manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a wide variety of branded and private label dairy case product segment.

More notable recent Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Form 4 DEAN FOODS CO For: Nov 29 Filed by: Mailloux J Wayne” on December 01, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Dean Foods Co’s Shares Popped 11% in October” published on November 07, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Dean Foods and CROPP Cooperative Form Joint Venture to Grow the Organic Valley …” on November 15, 2016. More interesting news about Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Dean Foods® Named 2016 Dairy Category Captain By ‘Progressive Grocer'” published on November 10, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Dean Foods Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results” with publication date: November 07, 2016.

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