Is There A Value in Dean Foods Company (DF) And Citigroup Inc. (C)?

    The shares of Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) has been pegged with a rating of Hold by Jefferies in its latest research note that was published on November 8th, 2018. Jefferies wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Dean Foods Company, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. JP Morgan advised investors in its research note published on August 17th, 2018, to Underweight the DF stock. The stock had earned Sell rating from Goldman when it published its report on April 16th, 2018. That day the Goldman set price target on the stock to $8. The stock was given Equal-Weight rating by Morgan Stanley in its report released on January 17th, 2018. Jefferies was of a view that DF is Buy in its latest report on August 10th, 2017 while giving it a price target of $16. Wells Fargo thinks that DF is worth Market Perform rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on August 9th, 2017.

    Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 5 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 0 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $1.43. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 11.95% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 41.17.

    The shares of the company dipped by -5.88% during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching a low of $0.94 while ending the day at $0.97. During the trading session, a total of 2.67 million shares were traded which represents a 5.42% incline from the average session volume which is 2.82M shares. DF had ended its last session trading at 1.03. Dean Foods Company currently has a market cap of $93.13M while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.01, with a beta of 0.41. Dean Foods Company debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 4.13, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.80. DF 52-week low price stands at $0.87 while its 52-week high price is $8.93.

    The company in its last quarterly report recorded -$0.36 earnings per share which is below the -$0.13 predicted by most analysts. The Dean Foods Company generated $1,843.50 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $1,880.71 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded -$0.41 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by -13.89%. Dean Foods Company has the potential to record -4.54 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

    Investment analysts at Keefe Bruyette published a research note on July 26th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is now rated as Outperform. Their price target on the stock stands at $86. JP Morgan also rated C as Downgrade on August 17th, 2018, with its price target of $51 suggesting that C could surge by 26.37% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $64.83/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by -5.28% to reach $83.40/share. It started the day trading at $63.04 and traded between $61.18 and $61.41 throughout the trading session.

    A look at its technical shows that C’s 50-day SMA is 68.78 while its 200-day SMA stands at 64.50. The stock has a high of $75.24 for the year while the low is $48.42. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 8.58, while the P/B ratio is 0.78. At the moment, only of Citigroup Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 13.26M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 1.39 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -5.73%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -5.33% over the past 90 days while it lost -2.59% over the last six months.

    The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more C shares, increasing its portfolio by +4.42% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 7,771,048 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 183,549,711 shares of C, with a total valuation of $13,061,397,435. SSgA Funds Management Inc meanwhile sold more C shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $7,456,958,799 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by decreasing its C portfolio by -5.86% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors sold -6,166,527 shares in the last quarter and now controls 99,151,045 shares of the C stock, with the valuation hitting $7,055,588,362.

    Similarly, Invesco Advisers Inc decreased its Citigroup Inc. shares by -1.12% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -462,531 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 40,714,453 shares of Citigroup Inc. which are valued at $2,897,240,475. In the same vein, Harris Associates LP decreased its Citigroup Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -50,534 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 37,502,032 shares and is now valued at $2,668,644,597. Following these latest developments, around 0.20% of Citigroup Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.