Top 6 Must-Follow Earnings Starting Aug. 8

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- GenOn Energy ( GEN), Nvidia ( NVDA) and J.C. Penney ( JCP) are only some of the big names expected to report results at the end of the week.

Dean Foods Company (DF)

Who They Are: Dean Foods Company trades an average of 5.7 million shares per day with a marketcap of $2.3 billion.
52-Week Range: $7.97 to 17.03

Investors are looking forward to Dean delivering a better second-quarter earnings report before the market opens on Aug. 8. The consensus opinion is presently 31 cents a share, a progression of 13 cents (41.9%) from 18 cents during the corresponding period last year.

Right now, Dean Foods has only three buy recommendations out of 10 analysts covering the company; seven recommend holds, but at least no one recommends selling.

The trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 13.2, the mean fiscal year estimate price-to-earnings ratio is 10.3, based on earnings of $1.19 per share this year.

May 9 was the last earnings release. Shares May 10 closed at $14.63. Relative to a current price of $12.21, shares are down 16.5%.

Revenue year-over-year has increased to $13.06 billion last fiscal year compared to $12.12 billion in the previous year. The margins were not enough to keep the company out of the muck though.

Last fiscal year the company reported a loss of $1.58 billion compared to profit of $91.49 million in the previous year.

Currently, the short ratio is small and not a big concern. Short interest is 3.8%.

DF Revenue Growth Chart DF Revenue Growth data by YCharts

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