NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Dean Foods Company

(NYSE:

DF

) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $13.78, above its previous 52-week high of $13.73 with 116,577 shares traded as of 9:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.2 million shares over the past 30 days.

Dean has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the

consumer goods

sector and

food & beverage

industry. Shares are up 53.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Dean Foods Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and beverage company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.7, above the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 33.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dean as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Dean Ratings Report

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