Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) [Trend Analysis] has kept up with the changing appetite, stock moved down around -0.27% in early session as it gain volume of 5.31 Million shares as compare to its average volume of 2681.92 shares and then traded at $18.16.
The Friendly’s restaurant chain has sold its ice cream manufacturing and retail business to Dean Foods Co. (DF) for $155 million. Dallas-based Dean reported that it will continue to manufacture ice cream and novelty ice cream products in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. There are more than 260 Friendly’s restaurants. They will continue to be owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc. with no management changes. Friendly’s ice cream is distributed to more than 8,000 supermarkets and retailers across the U.S. and has seen 105 percent growth in retail business in the past five years. The transaction is expected to close late in the second quarter, subject to regulatory approvals.
Moving toward the volatility measures, the price volatility of stock was 2.95% for a week and 2.47% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.43. The beta, which indicates risk in relegation to the market, remained 0.61. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.21 and price to cash ratio remained 27.46. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as -1.50% and return on investment was 4.00%, while its return on asset stayed at -0.30%.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of company was recorded 1.40 as current ratio, on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 1.54. The Company has gross margin of 24.30% and profit margin was negative -0.10% in trailing twelve months.
Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) is ahead its 52 week low with 26.29%and going down from its 52 week high price with -13.82%. The company’s shares performance for the last one month was 6.07% and 2.71% in the previous week. The stock price of firm is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 4.71% and remote isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 1.05%.