Atria Investments LLC Makes New $528,000 Investment in Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF)

Atria Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Dean Foods Co (NYSE:DF) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 49,573 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $528,000. Atria Investments LLC owned 0.05% of Dean Foods as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new position in Dean Foods in the 2nd quarter worth $26,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new stake in Dean Foods during the 1st quarter valued at about $49,000. Magnus Financial Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Dean Foods during the 1st quarter valued at about $55,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its holdings in shares of Dean Foods by 54.9% in the second quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 66,244 shares of the company’s stock worth $61,000 after buying an additional 23,476 shares during the last quarter. Finally, 6 Meridian boosted its holdings in shares of Dean Foods by 15.8% in the second quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 178,023 shares of the company’s stock worth $164,000 after buying an additional 24,279 shares during the last quarter. 87.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE:DF traded down $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $1.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 100,018 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,893,688. Dean Foods Co has a 1 year low of $0.72 and a 1 year high of $8.15. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $1.15 and a 200-day moving average of $1.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $148.86 million, a PE ratio of -3.40 and a beta of 0.44. The company has a quick ratio of 0.77, a current ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.18.

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 6th. The company reported ($0.36) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by ($0.27). Dean Foods had a negative net margin of 5.53% and a negative return on equity of 41.64%. The company had revenue of $1.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.88 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.16 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Dean Foods Co will post -1.23 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on DF. BMO Capital Markets set a $2.00 price objective on shares of Dean Foods and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. ValuEngine cut shares of Dean Foods from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.00.

In related news, CEO Eric Beringause bought 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 16th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $0.81 per share, with a total value of $81,000.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 100,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $81,000. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

Dean Foods Company Profile

Dean Foods Co engages in the manufacture, sale and direct-to-store distribution of fluid milk and other dairy & dairy case products. Its portfolio include the DairyPure and TruMoo brands, along with other regional dairy brands such as Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh, Dean’s, Friendly’s, Garelick Farms, LAND O LAKES milk and cultured products, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, PET, T.G.

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