Dean Rises On Unusually High Volume (DF)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with six million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up 76 cents (+4.9%) at $16.20 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Dean has a market cap of $2.86 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 23, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dean as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Dean Ratings Report.

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