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Dean Foods Plunges on Quarterly Loss, Says It's Reviewing Alternatives

M. Corey Goldman

The maker of Land O'Lakes and Country Fresh dairy products said it lost $260.1 million, or $2.85 a share, in the fourth quarter vs. a profit of $52.3 million, or 57 cents a share, a year earlier. Sales were roughly flat at $1.93 billion, though were higher than the FactSet consensus estimate of $1.91 billion.