Dean Foods stock: buy or sell?

DF stock price: $0.80 2.56% At close on November 11th, 2019

Updated on:
November 11th, 2019


After sliding a bloodcurdling -7.69% on November, Dean Foods closed on November at $0.80 and soared a shining 2.56%.

Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States.

Should I buy Dean Foods stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. Following a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Dean Foods stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean DF will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Dean Foods stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we found 1 rating published for DF stock in the last 30 days.

Is DF a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-3-8JPMorgan Chase & Co.UnderweightNeutral

Dean Foods stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a bloodcurdling -7.69% on November, Dean Foods closed on November at $0.80 and soared a shining 2.56%.

After sliding a bloodcurdling -7.69% on November, Dean Foods closed on November at $0.80 and soared a shining 2.56%. DF marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $1.08 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. Since last October when DF stock price broke down the SMA100d line, it slid $-0.39 per share (-32.77%). Since SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up on September, DF price slid a -33.33%.

DF stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding a frightening -25.64% in a week early November, Dean Foods closed this week at $0.80 and soared a beatiful 2.56%. Early October DF boosted an outstanding 6.61% in just one week. After 4 weeks sliding, by mid November 2019 raised a 2.04%.

Since late October 2019, when DF stock price broke down the 20-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-0.40 per share (-33.33%). Since late September 2019 when SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up, DF price slipped $-0.61 per share (-43.26%).

DF stock chart (weekly)

Dean Foods stock price history

Dean Foods stock went public on April 17th, 1996 with a price of $1.461. Since then, DF stock sliced a -45.20%, with a yearly average of -2.00%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Dean Foods stock historical price chart

DF stock reached 52-week highs at $6.69, and all-time highs 2007-04-26 with a price of 29.44.

Dean Foods stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' DF stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not found any price forecast for Dean Foods stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Dean Foods presented its financial report, posting an outstanding growth for the Earnings per Share (EPS) ratio. Experts were expecting $-0.27 per share, but Dean Foods posted $-0.50.
DF earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Dean Foods annual turnover remained constant a tight -0.51% to $7,755.28 million dollars from $7,795.02 marked in 2017. In contrary, its income margin (compared to revenues) slipped to -4.22%, that is $-326.90 million.

DF annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$9,020 M-$319 M3.5%-
2014$9,503 M5.36%$-20.30 M-0.2%-106.36%
2015$8,122 M-14.54%$-8.51 M-0.1%-58.08%
2016$7,710 M-5.07%$120 M1.6%-1,509.60%
2017$7,795 M1.10%$62 M0.8%-48.65%
2018$7,755 M-0.51%$-326.90 M-4.2%-630.79%

Quarterly financial results

Dean Foods posted $1,929.48 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 1.87% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-260.12 M with a profit margin of -13.48%. Profit margin plummed a -12.09% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -1.40%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Dean Foods sales marked a neutral movement and stayed constant a -0.29%.
DF quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$2,000 M-$-9.76 M-0.5%-
2017-Q2$1,930 M-3.50%$17.65 M0.9%-280.84%
2017-Q3$1,938 M0.39%$1.38 M0.1%-92.17%
2017-Q4$1,935 M-0.14%$52.32 M2.7%3,685.67%
2018-Q1$1,981 M2.35%$-0.27 M-0.0%-100.51%
2018-Q2$1,951 M-1.48%$-40.09 M-2.1%15,029.81%
2018-Q3$1,894 M-2.93%$-26.42 M-1.4%-34.09%
2018-Q4$1,929 M1.87%$-260.12 M-13.5%884.40%

Dean Foods ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Dean Foods shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Dean Foods:

Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Dean Foods summary

Monday, November 11th, 2019
Day range$0.70 - $0.85
Previous close$0.78
Session gain2.56%
Average true range$0.11
50d mov avg$1.19
100d mov avg$1.15
200d mov avg$1.86
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern

Dean Foods performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We compared Dean Foods against in the following table:
DFDean Foods-2.44%-50.00%-86.18%

Dean Foods competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Dean Foods competitor. This doesn't mean Dean Foods does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.