Dean Foods Buy or Sell Recommendation

Macroaxis provides Dean Foods Company buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Dean Foods positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Dean Foods Company available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from Dean Foods buy-and-hold prospective. Additionally see Dean Foods Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus

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Dean Foods Company -- USA Stock  

USD 11.57  0.31  2.75%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Dean Foods Company is 'Strong Buy'.
For the selected time horizon Dean Foods Company has a risk adjusted performance of 0.1604, jensen alpha of 0.2263, total risk alpha of (0.22), sortino ratio of 0.2476 and treynor ratio of 0.3031
This buy or sell advice tool can be used to cross verify current analyst consensus on Dean Foods and to analyze the company potential to grow in the current economic cycle. To make sure Dean Foods is not overpriced, please confirm all Dean Foods fundamentals including its Operating Margin, Price to Earning, Net Income, as well as the relationship between Shares Owned by Insiders and Revenue . Given that Dean Foods has Price to Earning of 25.48 times, we urge you verify Dean Foods Company market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.68Value At Risk2.93
Potential Upside3.55Standard Deviation2.22
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Dean Foods Greeks

Alpha over DOW
βBeta against DOW=2.2
Overall volatility
 IrInformation ratio =0.21

Dean Foods Volatility Alert

Dean Foods Company has relatively low volatility with skewness of -0.01 and kurtosis of -0.72. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Dean Foods Company to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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FundamentalsDean FoodsPeer Average
Return On Equity5.26 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset4.15 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin0.53 % (5.5) %
Operating Margin2.14 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation1.96 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding91.07 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders9.76 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions98.68 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted9.26 M3.24 M
Price to Earning25.48 times40.69 times
Price to Book1.76 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.13 times17.81 times
Revenue7.88 B9.85 B
Gross Profit1.99 B21.75 B
EBITDA343.77 M1.41 B
Net Income31.43 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents24.35 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.27 times5.17 times
Total Debt946.48 M7.36 B
Debt to Equity156.5 % 0.72 %
Current Ratio1.28 times3.3 times
Book Value Per Share6.64 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations139.52 M1.25 B
Short Ratio5.05 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share0.46 times2.3 times
Price to Earnings To Growth(1.52) times1.22 times
Number of Employees16.96 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization1.06 B29.78 B
Total Asset2.52 B126.86 B
Retained Earnings45.65 M38.24 B
Working Capital315.67 M3.58 B
Current Asset1.08 B36.8 B
Strong Buy


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   Exercise or conversion by Janet Hill of 1000 shares of Dean Foods subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]
Risk Adjusted Performance0.1604
Market Risk Adjusted Performance0.3131
Mean Deviation1.84
Semi Deviation1.36
Downside Deviation1.88
Coefficient Of Variation329.05
Standard Deviation2.22
Information Ratio0.2094
Jensen Alpha0.2263
Total Risk Alpha(0.22)
Sortino Ratio0.2476
Treynor Ratio0.3031
Maximum Drawdown8.24
Value At Risk(2.93)
Potential Upside3.55
Downside Variance3.53
Semi Variance1.84
Expected Short fall(2.28)

Current Valuation

Dean Foods Current Valuation Analysis
Dean Foods Company is rated below average in current valuation category among related companies. After adjusting for long-term liabilities, total market size of Food Manufacturers industry is currently estimated at about 81.19 Billion. Dean Foods holds roughly 1.96 Billion in current valuation claiming about 2.41% of equities under Food Manufacturers industry.