Tyson Foods, Inc.

  • A Tasty Food Business at a Relatively Low Price

    By Anh HOANG - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: CAG, SFD, TSN

    Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) has experienced a considerable gain in the past 12 months, up more than 92.8%, beating the S&P 500’s increase of only 22.7% during the same period. Recently, Tyson Foods received more bullish momentum in the market, with a nice rise of more than 4.1% in just one trading day to reach around $29.70 per share. The bullish market sentiment was more »

  • With Corn Prices in Flux, What Does It Mean for Agriculture Companies?

    By Gerelyn Terzo - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: ADM, DE, TSN

    What a difference a year can make. Last year, the U.S. was experiencing a drought that destroyed crops while the price for agricultural products skyrocketed to record levels. Today, the farming community, is bracing for a corn glut, with prices of the commodity falling to their lowest levels in almost three years, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. For instance, last year corn was more »

  • Tyson’s Recent Sales Show that Chicken Is a Winner

    By Eileen Rojas - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: CAG, DANOY.PK, TSN

    Sales of chicken are hot as consumers are more inclined to buy it rather than more expensive meats like beef and pork. Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN), the largest U.S. meat producer by revenue, reported strong third quarter sales driven in part by strong operating income in its chicken segment.

    Meat producers like Tyson have benefited from falling grain prices, which have decreased the company’s costs related to animal more »

  • What To Expect From An Investment In Hillshire Brands

    By joshua kubiak - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: DF, SLE, TSN

    I find it funny that so many analysts are starting to voice concerns about Hillshire Brands' (NYSE: SLE) ability to cut costs and generate higher margins than competitors with proteins in its Hillshire Farms line.  I don't disagree but am curious about the timing because this is a rather simple argument to make and one that is inherent in the business, it is not some ground breaking news or more »

  • A Better Investment Than Dean Foods?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CAG, DF, TSN

    Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) has been a strong performer, appreciating by about 65% over the past three years. This company is also consistently making moves to improve its bottom line, which is likely to further push the stock. However, this isn’t a guarantee, and there might be better options available.

    Fiscal responsibility

    For a long time, Dean Foods and the phrase “highly leveraged” went hand-in-hand. However, management has made more »

  • Could This Meat Company Fall Prey to A Competitor?

    By Mark Yagalla - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: HRL, SLE, TSN

    With the proposed acquisition of Smithfield Foods on the table, the attention now turns to which meat company could be next. Mario Gabelli got me thinking last week when he told CNBC that Hillshire Brands (NYSE: SLE) could be a takeover candidate:

    This company sells at $32. I think you have a $45, $50 stock.

    If he's right, that's not a bad return in an uncertain environment. He more »

  • Are You a Chicken Investor?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: PPC, SFD, TSN

    Have you been eating more chicken lately? If so, you’re going along with a U.S. trend. More people are ditching red meat due to potentially adverse health effects and consuming more chicken. Of course, anything in moderation is okay, but that’s a story for another time.

    At least the Chik-fil-A cows are on track for accomplishing their goal. More importantly, several companies stand to benefit from this more »

  • Investing Carnivore Style

    By Ryan Palmer - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: SLE, SFD, TSN

    In terms of per capita meat consumption the United States ranks second in the world, Americans consume meat at a rate over three times the global average. We are indeed a country that loves our meat.

    In America, red meat has long been the most popular variety. But a myriad of health issues have been linked to the consumption of large amounts of red meat, colon cancer and cardiovascular disease more »

  • Smithfield Buyout? Not So Fast, Says Starboard

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: PPC, SFD, TSN

    A few weeks ago, Chinese company Shuanghui International announced a $34 per share bid for Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD), a large producer of pork and other meat products. The stock had been trading at about $26 prior to the announcement, so this takeover price represented a substantial premium for shareholders.

    However, activist Jeffrey Smith’s Starboard Value is not impressed. The fund recently filed a 13D with the SEC, reporting more »

  • Stocks to Whet Your Appetite

    By prateek attalani - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: CAG, SJM, TSN

    The food industry is the bellwether of an economy, as it's supposed to be the last to be hit by a recession.  The point is, consumer staples shall always be one of the safest bets for an investor.  Take a look at these mouthwatering winners.

    J. M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM) came up with its earnings last week and delivered an adjusted EPS of $1.29 against estimates of $1 more »

  • 5 Value Stocks with Strong Values

    By Erin McBride - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: JBLU, MAR, SALM, TSN, WMT

    Invierte con Dios!  Invest with God! 

    Are companies with religious owners and ethics better investments? That's a hard call to make, but it is interesting to note that publicly traded companies that started out with owners with strong religious values do have a few similarities between them.

    A Bible in the nightstand

    Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) started out as a family-owned chain of soda shoppes, and is now an more »

  • How to Profit From Inedible Oils and Meats

    By Arturo Cuevas - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: DAR, SYNM, TSN, VLO

    Stock investors attracted to opportunities in basic food companies can find a position in Darling International (NYSE: DAR)attractive. It’s not a food producer but it has thrived for more than a hundred years on recycling the by-products of meat processors and food service establishments.

    This company operates in two segments: rendering and bakery feed. The rendering segment not only helps America make use of the estimated 60 billion more »

  • There's Meat on the Bone With Tyson Foods

    By Michael Ugulini - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: HRL, SFD, TSN

    Sure, I know what some of you may be thinking, 'What's this guy doing foraging in the refrigerator of the Meat Products industry in the Consumer Goods sector when he could be eyeing an exciting digital venture or something similar?" 

    It's because people still have to eat, and companies such as Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) are increasingly finding new ways to keep them fed with products they desire more »

  • Three Mid-Cap Picks for Solid Gains

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: AYI, BEAV, TSN

    Mid-cap stocks offer attractive growth with a good history of income generation – stocks in the Mid-Cap segment have outperformed the stocks in the Small-Cap and Large-Cap segments. The five year annualized return for this category as per the S&P400 Mid-Cap Index amounted to 3.27%. Analysts believe that mid-cap stocks provide the best of both worlds by yielding stable returns with growth prospects.

    In my opinion, the three mid-cap more »

  • Will This Huge Chinese/US Deal Go Through?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: HRL, SFD, TSN

    As American consumers fret over the implications of the deal, retail investors and seasoned traders alike are lining up to play the planned merger between China's state-run Shanghui International Holdings and pork producer Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD). Although the terms of the deal appear to be quite favorable to Smithfield, it presents a number of regulatory and financial questions that may not have easy answers. Due to the politically more »

  • Does Smithfield Foods Have a Good Deal?

    By Anh HOANG - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: HRL, SFD, TSN

    Recently, Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) has received a merger offer of $34 per share from the Hong Kong-based holding company, Shuanghui International Holdings. At $34 per share, the deal is valued at as much as $7.1 billion, including Smithfield’s net debt. Since the beginning of the year, Smithfield has advanced significantly, by more than 52.4%.

    Let’s take a closer look to see whether or not Smithfield more »

  • A Match Made in Hog Heaven

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: HRL, SFD, TSN

    Shuanghui International has just created an opportunity for Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) to rapidly grow its sales in the coming years. Smithfield, the world’s largest pork processor and based in Virginia, has been bought by Shuanghui International Holdings, for a value believed to be around $5 billion. Shuanghui International is the majority shareholder of Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development, which is China's largest meat processing enterprise

    The acquisition means more »

  • After Smithfield Foods, Which of these Companies Is Next?

    By Mark Yagalla - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: HRL, PPC, SAFM, SFD, TSN

    With the news last week that Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) was being purchased by Chinese company Shuanghai International Holdings for $4.7 billion, it has me wondering if other U.S. meat companies are going to be acquired by Chinese companies. The Smithfield Foods and Shuanghai deal could touch off a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the space. That would bode well for shareholders of Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSNmore »)

  • Investing in China's Growing Appetite for Meat and Seafood

    By Leo Sun - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: CMFO, SFD, TSN, HOGS

    Investors who have been following the Chinese market know that China’s food supply chain has been suffering from some serious problems.

    Dead pigs were dredged out of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, hormone-injected chickens are making their way to KFC, there's the avian flu, and the recent rat meat scandal. All these events have all cast serious doubts on the safety and sustainability of the Chinese food industry more »

  • Will Patience With This Pork Producer Payoff?

    By Bob Chandler - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: HRL, SFD, TSN

    Though its stock is up around 40% from a 2012 low, Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) may have to navigate some near-term headwinds before making another move higher. Smithfield, the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, might be facing a very tough operating environment for at least the next six months. After reporting a 15% net profit decline on a 3% sales increase in its latest quarter, the combination more »

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