Will This Analyst Upgrade Help Dean Foods (DF) Stock Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Credit Suisse upgraded Dean Foods  (DF) to "outperform" from "neutral" and set an $18 price target. The firm said the company should benefit from lower dairy prices.

The stock was up 3.16% to $15.68 in pre-market trading on Tuesday.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates DEAN FOODS CO as a "hold" with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate DEAN FOODS CO (DF) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: DF Ratings Report

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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.

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