Dean Foods reported a loss of 3 cents a share, beating the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of a loss of 13 cents a share by 10 cents. Revenue grew 7.8% year over year to $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' estimates of $2.35 billion.
Looking to the fourth quarter Dean Foods expects earnings of 5 cents to 15 cents a share, above analysts' estimates of a loss of 2 cents a share for the quarter.
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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 poor profit margins, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk."