Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) is now up -2% compared to a 12-month low of $1. We have seen the price to move -4.85% lower and get settled at $0.98 on 6/25/2019. At recent session, it appeared stuck in a range of $0.96 to $1.07. This company shares are 169.39% off its target price of $2.64 and the current market capitalization stands at $84.11M. The recent change has given its price a -35.11% deficit over SMA 50 and -91.2% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -28.47% declines, -68.49% declines and -75.25% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found DF’s volatility during a week at 11.68% and during a month it has been found around 10.74%.

What Does Dean Foods Company (DF) Do?

The company describes itself in regulatory filings as, “Dean Foods Co. engages in the manufacture, sale and direct-to-store distribution of fluid milk and other dairy & dairy case products. Its portfolio include the DairyPure and TruMoo brands, along with other regional dairy brands such as Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh, Dean’s, Friendly’s, Garelick Farms, LAND O LAKES milk and cultured products, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, PET, T.G. Lee, and Tuscan. The company was founded by Samuel E. Dean, Sr. in 1925 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.” [Text can be found here: https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/DF/profile under company description.]

Dean Foods Company (DF) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $85 million or 91.8% in DF stock. Look at its top three institutional owners: Blackrock Inc. owns $14.84 million in Dean Foods Company, which represents roughly 17.64% of the company’s market cap and approximately 17.46% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 9,236,605 shares of the stock are valued at $9.51 million. The third largest holder is Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which currently holds $7.82 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 9.3% of its market capitalization.

Dean Foods Company 13F Filings

At the end of March reporting period, 95 institutional holders increased their position in Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) by some 11,198,653 shares, 95 decreased positions by 10,203,730 and 49 held positions by 61,174,957. That puts total institutional holdings at 82,577,340 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 24 new institutional investments totaling 2,298,090 shares while 40 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 2,375,236 shares.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Dean Foods Company disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that 10% Owner VV Value Vals AG has acquired 350,000 shares of Dean Foods Company (DF) in the trading session dated Aug. 07, 2018. These shares are worth $2,908,500 and were traded at $8.31 each. The SEC filing shows that VV Value Vals AG performed a purchase of 15,287 shares. The 10% Owner added these shares by way of transaction on May. 17, 2018. The company’s shares were assimilated at $10.25 per share worth to an investment of some $156,692 to the account of VV Value Vals AG.

SVP, Human Resources, MOTTA JOSE A, sold 8,733 common shares of Dean Foods Company (DF) in the open market. In a transaction dated Mar. 07, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $9.28, raking in a sum of $81,042. After this sale, common shares of DF are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $.

In the transaction dated May. 03, 2017, a great number of shares sold came courtesy the Director; Mailloux J Wayne disposed a total of 3,033 shares at an average price of $19.31, amounting to approximately $58,567. The insider now directly owns 98,384 shares worth $96,416.

Dean Foods Company (DF) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF), with 0 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 5 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 3 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 3.38 average brokerage recommendation [T1].