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Dean Foods Company Message Board

  • sasind1 sasind1 Aug 8, 2013 11:32 AM Flag

    I sold out at 11.25 , never expecting this drop..which is due

    to the announcement the other day of profit miss. Thus, I still believe in DF and now the obvious thing to do is wait for a leveling off and then slowly buy back in. Why? because I stick to my belief the stock will do well this fall after schools are back in session. That's my opinion and I am stick'n to it. Good Luck.

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    • Sasind1: In order to stick with something, this would have to be in it through thick and thin; for, you would never know. This had almost doubled since. Check your premarket data today. This is the beauty of swing trading: these large gaps; BUT, it must gap in YOUR direction.

    • I have been investigating DF as a potential investment. White Wave was in my opinion, the most exciting thing about DF and also the source of the most likely dynamic growth given the more and more health consciousness of our population. Comparing both companies stock activity shows I am not alone. Why the spin off? I wonder what is going through the minds of management to believe this a good decision.

    • The thing with this stock is that the margins of the business are low. $.13 per qtr of earnings comes out to about 1% net income margins. And DF is saying some competitors are undercutting its prices. So it may be tough to hold even that 1% mark. Hence the closures and restructuring charges etc...

      On the positive side, my guess is management is looking at the business much more realistically. It's clear that in the past some pretty serious mistakes were made about what kind of leverage the business could bear and what kind of margins it could generate...

      Sentiment: Hold

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