Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake in shares of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) by 12.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 10,561 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,145 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in Dean Foods were worth $208,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 4.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,508,667 shares of the company’s stock worth $226,260,000 after buying an additional 536,720 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 12,150.7% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 11,254,859 shares of the company’s stock worth $221,271,000 after buying an additional 11,162,988 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 7.7% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,763,883 shares of the company’s stock worth $93,658,000 after buying an additional 339,447 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 474.7% in the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 2,264,750 shares of the company’s stock worth $44,525,000 after buying an additional 1,870,672 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Dean Foods by 87.9% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,919,576 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,739,000 after buying an additional 897,824 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Dean Foods Company (NYSE DF) traded down 1.77% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $11.65. The stock had a trading volume of 2,604,367 shares. The company has a market cap of $1.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.07 and a beta of 0.54. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $16.16 and a 200-day moving average of $18.39. Dean Foods Company has a one year low of $11.57 and a one year high of $22.31.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.09. Dean Foods had a net margin of 0.91% and a return on equity of 19.34%. The company had revenue of $1.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.94 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.38 EPS. Dean Foods’s revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Dean Foods Company will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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DF has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of Dean Foods in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. ValuEngine raised Dean Foods from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. TheStreet lowered Dean Foods from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Stephens lowered Dean Foods from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Dean Foods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.71.

Dean Foods Company Profile

Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The Company processes and distributes fluid milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. It is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a range of branded and private label dairy and dairy case products. It offers branded and private label dairy case products, including fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mix and other dairy products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions and governmental entities across the United States.

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