Dean Foods Co New (NYSE:DF)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

A leading processor and distributor of milk and other dairy products, Dean Foods sells more than 50 private-label brands to grocery stores.


Player Avatar jcamp0712 (< 20) Submitted: 7/4/2008 8:57:24 AM : Underperform Start Price: $17.44 DF Score: +61.01

Milk distribution costs will continue to eat at profits. Deans plants are running at full tilt. Debt to equity ratio means that a rise in interest rates will adversely affect profits. Expanding sales to Costco, WalMart and Sam's Clubs means even tighter margins.

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