Dean Foods Company ( DF) pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today making it today's featured consumer goods winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.5%. By the end of trading, Dean Foods Company rose 10 cents (0.8%) to $12.36 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of Dean Foods Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $12.16-$12.40 after having opened the day at $12.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.26. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Physicians Formula Holdings ( FACE), up 22.3%, Leapfrog ( LF), up 14.6%, Mannatech ( MTEX), up 11%, and Enova Systems ( ENA), up 8.9%. Dean Foods Company operates as a food and beverage company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Fresh Dairy Direct, WhiteWave-Alpro, and Morningstar. Dean Foods Company has a market cap of $2.25 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Dean Foods Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Dean Foods Company as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins.
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