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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, food and beverage company Dean Foods (NYSE: DF  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Dean Foods and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Dean Foods facts



Headquarters (founded)

Dallas (1925)

Market Cap

$3.1 billion


Packaged foods and meats

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$12.8 billion


Chairman/CEO Gregg Engles

CFO Shaun Mara

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$69.8 million / $3.5 billion


General Mills (NYSE: GIS  )

Mondelez International (Nasdaq: MDLZ  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 498 members who have rated Dean Foods believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few months ago, one of those bulls, KennyO, tapped Dean Foods as a particularly solid growth opportunity:

The company's got a range of regional brands of staple products that may, with some diligence on the part of management, expand to national brands. It's a difficult and long term task, given how connected people are to their lifelong attachment to dairy product brands, but Dean Foods is well positioned to make it happen.

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