Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $19.46, above its previous 52-week high of $19.40 with 70,520 shares traded as of 9:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.3 million shares over the past 30 days.
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) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $19.46, above its previous 52-week high of $19.40 with 70,520 shares traded as of 9:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.3 million shares over the past 30 days. Dean has a market cap of $3.51 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk, other fluid dairy products, and plant-based beverages. The company operates in two segments, Fresh Dairy Direct and WhiteWave. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Dean as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Dean Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.