Dean Foods Co. (NYSE:DF)’s share price fell 1.4% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.84 and last traded at $18.93, with a volume of 891,222 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $19.20.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on DF. Morgan Stanley restated a “sell” rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of Dean Foods in a report on Wednesday, March 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dean Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, May 12th. TheStreet upgraded Dean Foods to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 26th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of Dean Foods in a report on Monday, May 23rd. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dean Foods in a report on Thursday, May 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dean Foods currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.62.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $18.09 and its 200-day moving average is $18.30. The stock has a market cap of $1.73 billion and a PE ratio of 16.76.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.07. The firm earned $1.88 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.89 billion. Dean Foods’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.24 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Dean Foods Co. will post $1.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Dean Foods during the fourth quarter worth about $20,722,000. WBI Investments Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Dean Foods during the fourth quarter worth about $6,164,000. LSV Asset Management boosted its position in shares of Dean Foods by 1,224.4% in the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 282,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,838,000 after buying an additional 260,800 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in shares of Dean Foods by 117.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 397,899 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,825,000 after buying an additional 215,235 shares during the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of Dean Foods by 114.0% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 189,580 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,251,000 after buying an additional 100,980 shares during the last quarter.

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

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