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 10.48  0.01  0.1%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding Dean Foods Company is 'Strong Sell'.
For the selected time horizon Dean Foods Company has a mean deviation of 1.05, semi deviation of 0.0, standard deviation of 1.49, variance of 2.22, downside variance of 0.0 and semi variance of 0.0
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 17.31 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 Return-0.12Value At Risk-1.7257
Potential Upside2.1336Standard Deviation1.4897
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Sentinel Trust Co LbaCommon Shares252.8 K2.8 M
Bank Of MontrealCommon Shares145.6 K1.6 M
Creative PlanningCommon Shares39.3 K427 K
Louisiana State Employees Retirement SystemCommon Shares24.3 K264 K
Cigna Investments IncCommon Shares18.1 K198 K
Cutler Group LpCommon Shares9.8 K106 K
Nisa Investment Advisors LlcCommon Shares5.9 K64 K
Cutler Group LpPut Options15 K11 K
Cutler Group LpCall Options27.6 K5 K

Dean Foods Greeks

Alpha over DOW
= 0.13 
βBeta against DOW=(2.08) 
Overall volatility
= 1.54 
 IrInformation ratio =(0.17) 

Dean Foods Volatility Alert

Dean Foods Company exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.85 and kurtosis of 2.44. However, we advise investors to further study Dean Foods Company technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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FundamentalsDean FoodsPeer Average
Return On Equity9.41 % (15.17) %
Return On Asset4.95 % (15.64) %
Profit Margin0.7 % (5.5) %
Operating Margin2.52 % (10.91) %
Current Valuation1.86 B152.14 B
Shares Outstanding90.92 M1.43 B
Shares Owned by Insiders1.53 % 6.91 %
Shares Owned by Institutions107.91 % 18.37 %
Number of Shares Shorted11.86 M3.24 M
Price to Earning17.31 times40.69 times
Price to Book1.58 times14.44 times
Price to Sales0.12 times17.81 times
Revenue7.91 B9.85 B
Gross Profit1.99 B21.75 B
EBITDA376.23 M1.41 B
Net Income55.93 M517.71 M
Cash and Equivalents31.51 M3.89 B
Cash per Share0.35 times5.17 times
Total Debt904.3 M7.36 B
Debt to Equity148.6 times0.72 times
Current Ratio1.21 times3.3 times
Book Value Per Share6.69 times13.64 times
Cash Flow from Operations211.27 M1.25 B
Short Ratio8.2 times2.09 times
Earnings Per Share0.61 times2.3 times
Price to Earnings To Growth4.25 times1.22 times
Number of Employees16.96 K10.67 K
Market Capitalization960.06 M29.78 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 Sell


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Financial Leverage

   Exercise or conversion by Chris Bellairs of 9199 shares of Dean Foods subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]
Risk Adjusted Performance(0.009603)
Market Risk Adjusted Performance0.0713
Mean Deviation1.05
Coefficient Of Variation(1,266)
Standard Deviation1.49
Information Ratio(0.17)
Jensen Alpha0.1306
Total Risk Alpha(0.93)
Treynor Ratio0.0613
Maximum Drawdown5.86
Value At Risk(1.73)
Potential Upside2.13

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 76.86 Billion. Dean Foods holds roughly 1.86 Billion in current valuation claiming about 2.42% of equities under Food Manufacturers industry.