Sleeper Stocks: Dean Foods Company (DF), GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP)

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF)’s beta now stands at 0.46 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, DF price stands -39.2% below and 2.94% above respectively. The stock dropped by -58.89% or -$6.56 from its last recorded high of $11.14 which it attained on June 07 to close at $4.58 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Dean Foods Company has been trading as low as $3.61 before witnessing a massive surge by 26.87% or $0.97. This price movement has led to the DF stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 3.62% on Tuesday and this got the market excited. Its average daily volatility for this week is 5.08% which is less than the 5.66% recorded over the past month.

Dean Foods Company (DF) rose 2.69% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -51.53% and is now up by 20.21% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a -3.98% fall over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -23.28% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -46.81%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Dean Foods Company with most of them predicting a $5.14 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 12.23% rise in the stock and would lead to DF’s market cap to surge to $480.59M. The stock has been rated an average 3.5, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 11 analysts that track Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) and find out that 7 of them rated it as a Hold. 0 of the 4 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 4 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at DF technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 52.74 point. Its trading volume has lost -686561 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1193439 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1880000 shares, and this is 0.63 times the normal volume.

The price of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP) currently stands at $6.87 after it went down by $-0.03 or -0.43% and has found a strong support at $6.74 a share. If the GCAP price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $6.61 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 3.78% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $7.09, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $7.31 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 3.44%. The stock has plunged by 0.58% from its 52-weeks high of $6.83 which it reached on Apr. 26, 2018. In general, it is 17.32% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $5.68 and this setback was observed on Jan. 15, 2019.

Analysts have predicted a price target for GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP) for 1 year and it stands at an average $7.81/share. This means that it would likely increase by 13.68% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $6.83 and $7.18. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $7. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $9.

The GCAP stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 62.45%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 0.85 which compares to the 3.09 recorded by the industry or the 10.38 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 11.64, which is lower than the 21.01 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -50.2% over the past five years.

Analysts view GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP) as a Buy, with 0 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 4 analysts that follow GCAP and found that 3 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 1 were divided, with 1 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP) shares or sell it if they already own it.