Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.Dean Foods ( 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 0.6%. By the end of trading, Dean Foods rose $0.18 (1.1%) to $15.86 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,583,869 shares of Dean Foods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,398,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $15.68-$16.25 after having opened the day at $15.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.68. Other companies within the Consumer Goods sector that increased today were: Elizabeth Arden ( RDEN), up 11.9%, SodaStream International ( SODA), up 10.7%, China XD Plastics ( CXDC), up 8.4% and Standard Register ( SR), up 5.8%.
Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk and other fluid dairy products in the United States. Dean Foods has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Dean Foods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Dean Foods as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.