Dean Foods now expects to earn between 67 and 75 cents per share this year, up from its prior outlook for a profit of 55 to 65 cents per share. The guidance came in far ahead of analysts' call for 2011 earnings of 58 cents per share.
The Nasdaq closes at a record for the third session in a row as volatility holds at its lowest level in more than two decades.
The Nasdaq remain in the green, on track to close at another record, as Apple holds above its newly-secured $800 billion market cap level.
Stocks hold slightly higher on Tuesday morning as the low-volatility trading environment remains stable on Wall Street.
Stock futures move higher on Tuesday, setting the S&P 500 and Nasdaq up to notch new intraday records when markets open.