Drilling Down Into Dean Foods Company (DF)

Dean Foods Company (DF) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Dairy Products. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $11.56, down from yesterday’s close by -0.86%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Dean Foods Company (DF) currently trades with a market capitalization of $1.06 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -1.37 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $14.8 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.26 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 7.37% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Dean Foods Company recorded a 52-week high of $22.31. It is now trading 10.75% off that level. The stock is trading $10.59 its 50-day moving average by -0.97%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $9.01.

In recent action, Dean Foods Company (DF) has made a move of +3.58% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 12.27% with $82.19 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of DF.

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