Dean Foods (DF): Less Concerned About Input Costs - Jefferies
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Jefferies analyst, Akshay Jagdale, reiterated his Buy rating on shares of Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) following meetings with COO, Ralph Scozzafava & IR, Sherri Baker. The analyst came away feeling better about the company’s ability to maintain positive margin momentum both short-term and long-term. The analyst believes the company is much more “resistant” to commodity spikes and management's LT goal is to make it more commodity “proof” by increasing its branded mix (organically & via acquisitions) & accelerating its cost cutting efforts.
No change to the $23 PT.
Shares of Dean Foods closed at $17.10 yesterday.
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