Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 18.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down $2.11 (-11.2%) at $16.68 as of 2:46 p.m. ET.
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Dean has a market cap of $3.47 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 67.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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. TheStreet Ratings rates Dean as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. You can view the full Dean Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.